Layout of the Report of the Forest Service
The Report of the Forest Service is prepared annually to report the accomplishments and activities of the USDA Forest Service.
This on-line version of the Report is broken into several sections, all of which can be accessed through the Table of Contents. In general, the table of contents pages are web pages (html format), and the chapters and tables of the Report are in PDF format (), or are available as a Microsoft Excel file (.xls). PDF formatted documents require the Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free document reader that is probably already installed on your computer or X-terminal. If not, please read our PDF information page or visit Adobe's home page.
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