Cultural Resource Management: Policy and Regulations

Forest Service

National Forest Management Act (NFMA; 36CFR219)

Forest Service regulations are found at 36 CFR Part 200, with specific reference to Heritage planning in 219.24, land use prohibitions relating to heritage in 261.2, and the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) in Section 296. Internal direction is provided in the Forest Service Manual, Chapter 2360.

The Forest Service's Passport in Time (PIT) Program provides opportunities for public involvement in archelogical projects on National Forests. Jill Osborn is the program leader and contact for the Forest Service for the PIT program. Carol Ellick is the PIT coordinator for contracted clearinghouse work.

Jill Osborn
PIT National Coordinator
USDA Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: (208) 373-4162

Carol Ellick
Program Manager
SRI Foundation
333 Rio Rancho Dr., NE, #103
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (505) 892-5587
Fax: (505) 896-1136

Cultural Resource Management: Policy and Regulations

Agency and Related Links

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Cultural Heritage on the Public Lands: Historic Preservation

BLM Project Archaeology

Updated October 4, 2005