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Second Century Report
Comment Form

Second Century Comment Form

The Forest Options Group submits its report as a draft for public consideration. The group would appreciate your comments by July 1, 1998. Send comments to:

Forest Options Group
14417 S.E. Laurie
Oak Grove, Oregon 97267
or email to fog@ti.org

The group will present a final report after reviewing all comments.

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.

What do you think of the idea of pilot forests?

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?

Build-Your-Own-Pilot Form

Pilot forests can test changes in the Forest Service's mission, governance structures, budgeting process, and on-the-ground management. It is up to you to figure out a combination that makes sense.

Hypothesis and Mission

Each pilot should have a name for identification and a brief explanation of the hypothesis the pilot is testing.

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)?


This section describes proposed changes in governance structures.

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?
% beneficiary; % forest; % U.S. Treasury; % other.

If a share goes to someone else, then who?

If you have any other governance structures in mind, describe them here:


Can managers charge a full range of user fees? Yes No

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:

On-the-Ground Management

Are there any requirements or limits to on-the-ground management?

How can we reach you if we have further questions?

City: State: Zip:
Email address:

Any other comments or sugestions:

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