October 1, 1963
To : Assistant Regional Foresters
From : Floyd Iverson, Regional Forester, By
In a few cases during the past year, members of various divisions have
made a simultaneous review of a project or situation on a National Forest
and the individual members have prepared separate reports on their findings.
This practice not only is an inefficient use of time, but does not assure
that we achieve the coordination required. It could be very confusing to
the Forest Supervisor concerned, particularly if he received recommendations
that were in conflict with one another.
To achieve the needed coordination in Joint field reviews by members
of various divisions, and as a means of promoting organization efficiency,
the following procedure is established:
1. A representative of the division with primary responsibility for a
project or situation - for example, Engineering for roads, Timber Management
for timber sales, Range Management for range projects, and W&MU for watersheds -
will serve as the team chairman, arrange for joint review by representatives of
interested divisions, and write a report on the findings, including recommendations.
2. Members from other interested divisions will participate in the review
and collaborate in the report preparation in the manner and to the extent
directed by the chairman.
3* Each committee member and the Forest Supervisor concerned will be
given an opportunity to review the final rough draft of the report and