//" U. a. FC5REST SERVICE WASHINGTON 25, D. C.
Office Memorandum • united states government
TO i Intermountain Station date- £agast 2, 1949
FR.OM : E. I, Kotok, Assistant Chief, By /'" L j rgk .:;.-.
SUBJECT: E(lHl) PUBLICATIONS, Lincoln Ellison 11% ^" I94a I
Reference is made to your memorandum of July 18 relative to
Ellison's proposed participation in the preparation of an
advanced textbook on range ecology.
We have discussed the Forest Service policy regarding the
textbook preparation with Parkinson, Regulations governing
this are covered in the Manual (GA-J6-7), and apparently it
is within our policy for Ellison to prepare this textbook.
It would be worth while for Ellison to participate in the
preparation of a textbook of. this kind. However, vie do not
believe it is desirable that he undertake to do so as part of
his official duties. Textbook writing is not a Forest Service
research job. To do a good job in this case 7/ould be a big
undertaking, and if done on official time, might interfere
seriously with the range research work at the Intermountain
Our suggestion is that Ellison prepare this textbook on his
own time if he wants to do so, and he and Bailey can work out
some satisfactory arrangement. If he does this, he could, of
course, use official material which is appropriate. Doubtless
in the book's formulation stages and even certain review aspects,
Ellison could work on it from time to time on Saturdays and
Sundays without seriously disrupting his official work. When
it is necessary for Ellison to concentrate pretty heavily on
the project, then he should undoubtedly do that on annual leave
or leave without pay. It would appear inadvisable, however, to
have a period of leave so extended that it seriously affects the
range research work at the Station.