The group will present a final report after reviewing all
In making comments you need not limit yourself to the following questions or
space. If you would like to propose a new pilot, please use the Build-Your-Own-Pilot Form.
The group is interested in reasoned critiques of its proposals and in new and innovative ideas for the future of the Forest Service. This is not a vote. In addition to new ideas for pilots, the group is particularly interested
in your opinions on the following questions.
If you do not like the idea of pilots, what alternatives do you see for the
future of the Forest Service?
What do you think of pilot 1?
How could pilot 1 be improved?
What do you think of pilot 2?
How could pilot 2 be improved?
What do you think of pilot 3?
How could pilot 3 be improved?
What do you think of pilot 4?
How could pilot 4 be improved?
What do you think of pilot 5?
How could pilot 5 be improved?
What is the name of your pilot?:
What hypothesis do you want to test?
The Forest Options Group decided not to write a mission statement for any of
its pilots. But you may wish to write a mission statement for your pilot. This statement should briefly describe the goals and objectives of national forest management under your pilot.
What is the mission of your pilot forest (optional)?
Does the forest supervisor report to a board of directors? the regional forester? or someone else?
If someone else, who?
If there is a board of directors, how is it selected? q Appointed individually q Appointed collaboratively q a Appointed individually Appointed collaboratively or elected
Provide a brief explanation of who appoints, selects, or elects the board and how the selection takes place.
What authority does the board have?
Is the forest turned into a trust? Yes No
If it becomes a trust:
Who is the trustee?
Who is the beneficiary or beneficiaries?
What is the trust's goal?
How are revenues divided?
% U.S. Treasury;
If a share goes to someone else, then who?
If you have any other governance structures in mind, describe them here:
What limits, if any, will be placed on user fees?
Is the forest allowed to keep a share of receipts? Yes No If so, what
share? % of net or gross
Are retained receipts dedicated to specific uses or in an open bucket? If
dedicated, then how?
Will the pilot have a phase-in period in which it gets a percentage of past
appropriations? Yes No
If yes, how much? Year 1: % Year 2:% Year 3: % Year 4: % Year 5:
% Percent of what (e.g. previous year's budget)?
Will the pilot forest have a safety net ? Yes No If so, the net would be % of
If you have any other budgeting structures in mind, describe them here: