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Forest Service History: Forest Service Display

About the Forest Service

The Forest Service is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established in 1905. It specializes in managing public lands including forests and grasslands. The service oversees 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands across the United States. The first designated national forest, the Yellowstone Park Timber Land Reserve was established in Wyoming in 1891 by the General Land Office. You can find forest service materials in the Government Information Collection under call number A 13. Our historic materials date to the founding of the forest service.

Digital Versions of Materials Displayed in the Government Information Department

Additional Resources for National Forest History

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Jen Kirk
Merril-Cazier Library, Lower Level, Room 012
(435) 797-8033

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“This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)”

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