THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IMAGEóPAST AND FUTURE
To many people, the rustic imagery of the CCC era
remains the most positive image for the built
environment of the Forest Service. Perhaps this
image remains popular because of its strong
relation to the natural, cultural, and economic
contexts; its reflections of a frontier past; and
the humanizing aspects of handcrafted buildings.
In subsequent decades, different stylistic trends
have touched the Forest Service, with varying
levels of success. All were responses to the
context and spirit of the times.
Many trends have had positive effects, but others
simply reflect the changing context of the times.