USDA Forest Service,
Lands and Realty Staff
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250-1124
Phone: (202) 205-1248
provides services supporting our national policy and federal land laws by authorizing uses on National Forest
System (NFS) land.
Learn more About the Program, the authorizing regulations and laws, the Permit Application Process and joint Forest Service and BLM special uses
Proposed Directives for Additional Seasonal or Year-Round Recreation Activities at Ski Areas
A Federal Register Notice regarding proposed directives for additional seasonal or year-round recreation activities at ski areas was published on October 2, 2013 and is available for public comment for 60 days. This proposal would amend four sections of Forest Service Manual and Forest Service Handbook including FSM 2340 and 2711 and FSH 2709.14, chapters 10 and 60. Information on how and by when to comment is included in the Federal Register Notice. Link
Excerpts of the proposed directive text are below:
Special Uses Cost Recovery
36 CFR 251.50 Land Uses; Special Uses Requiring an Authorization
CUFFA - Cabin Users Fee Fairness Act of 2000
Procedures for Appraising Recreation Residence Lots and Managing Recreation Residence.
Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 63,
Recovery of Costs for Processing Special Use Applications and Monitoring Compliance With Special Use Authorizations.
Federal Register Vol. 71 No. 34, February 21, 2006
Ditch Bill Implementation
Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines