Rogue River National Forest records, 1900s-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

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LaLande, Jeffrey M., Dr., 1947-Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (Agency : U.S.)
Title
Rogue River National Forest records
Dates
1900s-2006 (inclusive)
Quantity
7 linear feet, (13 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS.019
Summary
Jeffery LaLande worked as an independent historian outside of his Forest Service career, and this collection resulted from his independent research. These papers include correspondence with researchers on various topics; files from essays, articles, book reviews, and books he has written; and his peer reviews, requested by various editors, of manuscripts submitted for publication.
Repository
Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Hannon Library, Special Collections
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR
97520
Telephone: 541-552-6841
libspec@sou.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

For more than thirty years, LaLande was the forest archaeologist for the Rogue River National Forest (called Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest since 2002), where he was responsible for its cultural resource management and heritage program. He served concurrently as the forest historian, and for many years also held the position of the forest's wilderness coordinator. He was also an adjunct professor of history at Southern Oregon University for more than 20 years, and currently (2014) offers professional services as a historical and archaeological consultant.

A 1969 graduate of Georgetown University, LaLande earned a master's degree in archaeology from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oregon. He has authored numerous articles and several books and is knowledgeable about a wide range of Northwest history topics.

Other areas of LaLande's historical research focus include indigenous peoples of Southern Oregon, native uses of fire, environmental histories of specific watershed areas in Southern Oregon, archaeology and history of the Chinese gold miners in Jackson County, the Ku Klux Klan in Southern Oregon, the forest ranger in popular culture, and regional extremist organizations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Researchers should note that in 2006 the compiler, Jeff LaLande, selected many (what were judged to be the more broadly historically informative) text-/map-based items from the collection for photocopying. Those copies were then placed at two Jackson County, Oregon locations, as "partial HRC" reference files that would remain available locally: (a) at the Heritage Program files of the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest Supervisor's Office (SO), in Medford; and (b) at the Special Collections section of the Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University, Ashland (where these particular items will eventually be digitized and included in the Southern Oregon Digital Archive [SODA] for on-line availability). In some cases, duplicate originals (as opposed to photocopies) were placed in these local partial-HRC reference files.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights are in the Public Domain. See: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

For fair use/educational reproduction, please provide the following credit: From the Rogue River National Forest records, courtesy of Southern Oregon University Hannon Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Notes regarding the collection, 2007-2011Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11, Folder 6

LaLande, Jeffrey M., Dr., 1947-  ( cre)

The file contains notes and correspondence concerning the donation of Rogue River National Forest records. The file includes the "Guide to the Historical Photograph Collection of the Rogue River National Forest," by Jeff LaLande.

Final Guide to the Rogue River National Forest Historical Records Collection, N.D.Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11, Folder 7

The file contains the "Final Guide to the Rogue River National Forest Historical Records Collection," and two sets of microfiche labeled A-M, M-Z.

A:  Legal proclamations, land-use plans, and forest-wide inventories, 1909-1985Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

.25 linear feet, (1 box)

A-files: Legal proclamations, land-use plans, forest-wide overviews, and resource inventories. The files contain boundary proclamations as well as substantial forest-wide information (general reports and plans) that describe, quantify, and inventory multiple Forest resources.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Final Guide to the Historical Records Collection of the Rogue River National Forest
134 leaves
"Final Guide to the Historical Records Collection of the Rogue River National Forest," by Jeff LaLande. Abridged and edited by Hannon Library staff in 2010.
2007; Abridged and edited by Hannon Library staff in 2010
1 2
 Report on the Boundaries of the Crater National Forest
A-3 "Report on the Boundaries of the Crater National Forest," by H.D. Foster. Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (38p). An overview of the physical characteristics and economic resources of the Crater N.F. (now Rogue River N.F.) Much of the material is identical to that in item A-4 (Swenning 1909). Foster's report may have served as the basis for part of Swenning's document in file A-4. Good background on Fish Lake water developments, settlements, grazing, etcetera. The materials make recommendations for Forest boundary changes. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1909
1 3
 Review - Crater National Forest
A-4 "Review - Crater National Forest," by Samuel S. Swenning. Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (17p). Brief sections on: topographic features, water projects, agriculture, grazing, settlers, forest cover, forest stands (w/MMBF of species by townships and "regions"), deforestation, timber sold (by "region" or District; sawtimber, fuelwood, posts), mining, mineral springs, Huckleberry Mountain, early Forest personnel (i.e., General Land Office rangers, 1898-1905). (Some of the personal anecdotes about the latter are entertaining reading and reveal some of the condescension that the early USFS rangers evidently felt for some of their USDI predecessors.) [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1909
1 4
 The Crater National Forest: Its Resources and Their Conservation
A-5 "The Crater National Forest: Its Resources and Their Conservation," by Findley Burns. Forest Service Bulletin 100, USDA, Washington, D.C. (20p). The pamphlet gives an overview of the forest topography, water, timber, fire, grazing, mining, settlement, Crater Lake, and mineral springs. Some material was undoubtedly drawn from the previous two items. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1911
1 5
 Crater National Forest Special Population Report 1913
A-6 Crater Lake National Forest "Special Population Report," e-maps, Medford, Oregon. (13p). The report gives district-by-district estimates for the year 1913 regarding the number of persons residing in or visiting the Forest for various purposes. Categories include lumbermen, millmen, stockmen, miners, farmers, forest officers, "women, children, and dependents," campers, etcetera. Shows estimates for both N.F. Land and private in-holdings. This item may be useful for comparative use-study of the early Crater N.F. Ranger Districts. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]]
1913
1 6
File - National Forest Name Change
A-7 Crater/Rogue River National Forest "File - National Forest Name Change," L-boundaries, Medford, Oregon (10p). Correspondence is dealing with the renaming of Crater National Forest. Some name suggestions included: Harrison, Jackson, McLoughlin, Roosevelt, Hamilton, and Big Pine National Forests. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1932
1 7
 General National Forest Information
A-8 Rogue River National Forest "General National Forest Information," Medford, Oregon (18p). A forerunner of the Multiple-Use Reports, this report gives background on CCC, ERA, and Blister Rust crews, Forest-use statistics, and descriptions of significant recreation features. The paper uses a question and answer format in much of the text. Provides a total of various types of FS structures (e.g., lookouts, ranger stations, dwellings). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1939
1 8
 Multiple Use Reports, 1961-1969
A-9 Rogue River National Forest "Multiple-Use Report for 1961-1969," Medford, Oregon. The Multiple-Use Report includes annual forest statistics, background on each significant resource, and photographs (see also items A-12 and K-19). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1961-1969
1 9
 Facts and Figures
A-12 The folder contains "Rogue River National Forest facts and figures." Additional items include the Butte Falls ranger district activity and the USDA Forest Service natural resources agenda.
1976-1998
1 10
 Crater Lake and Rogue River National Forest Values for Jackson County, Oregon
A-14 "Crater Lake and Rogue River National Forest Values for Jackson County, Oregon," Karl L. Janouch, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (10p). Similar in format and content to the subsequent annual "Multiple-Use Reports of the 1960s in A-9." [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1932
1 11
Mission Statement
A-16 "Mission Statement," Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (34p). A brief statement on Resource Management Mission of the Rogue River N.F., by Ranger District and Resource Section. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1976
1 12
Rogue River Time-Line: Chronology of the Rogue River National Forest and the Surrounding Areas
A-23 "Rogue River Time-Line: Chronology of the Rogue River National Forest and the Surrounding Areas," Jeffrey M. Lalande, C.R. Job RR-572, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (16p). A "highlight" history of the Forest, from prehistoric geological events up to the early 1980s. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1982
1 13
 First Proclamation - Siskiyou Forest Reserve
A-26 "First Proclamation - Siskiyou Forest Reserve," Theodore Roosevelt, Washington, D.C. (2p). A legal proclamation defining the boundaries of the Siskiyou Forest Reserve. Includes the westernmost portion of Applegate Ranger District (includes a map). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1906
1 14
 Multiple-use plan Applegate Ranger District Rogue River National Forest, 1968
A-30 "Multiple-Use Plan," Star Ranger Station, Applegate Ranger District Oregon. A multiple-use plan for the Applegate Ranger District. The paper includes landscape management unit plans for the Upper Applegate County Highway, the development of various recreation sites at Miller Lake, Siskiyou Mountain Scenic Area, Steamboat Cemetery, and other places. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1968

B:  Forest service maps, 1908-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

.25 linear feet, (box 1)

Consist largely of Forest Service maps, including recreation maps with a text of general Forest information on the reverse side. It also includes Forest Service documents pertaining to geographic place-names. Recreation site plans and specific-area maps are contained in the G file; grazing atlases are in the E file. Several other maps are included with land exchange reports in the O file.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 15 1908-1922
1 16
 Crater National Forest, Oregon and California: 1925, side 1, map
B-9 U.S. Forest Service "Recreation Map of Crater National Forest," Portland, Oregon. Scale: 1"=4 miles. The map shows numerous cultural features; text on the reverse side. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1925
1 17 1930-1947
1 18
 Rogue River National Forest, Oregon and California: 1952, side 1, map
B-31 "Recreation Map of Rogue River National Forest," Portland, Oregon. Scale: 1"=4 miles. The map shows major roads and recreation sites in red. The reverse side notes recreation highlights of the Forest. The notes reflect the increased emphasis on commercial timber uses following World War II. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1952
1 19
 Map of Rogue River National Forest, Oregon and California: 1946
 Rogue River National Forest, forest visitor map, side 1, north half
 Rogue River National Forest, forest visitor map, side 2, south half
This file contains two items. B-69 is a Map of the Rogue River National Park. B-111 is the double-sided Recreation Map and Regular [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1946; 1987

C:  Timber And vegetation management , 1909-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Box 3

1 linear feet, (boxes 2 and 3)

The C-files are composed of early and recent timber reconnaissance and inventory reports, timber management plans, "policy statements," and sale reports, as well as correspondence dealing with forest diseases and insect infestations. The C-file also includes items dealing with Christmas-tree cutting and other "special forest products."

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
 Preliminary report on reconnaissance work, Crater National Forest, 1909
C-1 "Preliminary Report on Reconnaissance Work," Bartle T. Harvey, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (16p). A summary of timber stand reconnaissance projects near major watersheds noting fire damage, insect infestations, species types, etcetera. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1909
2 2
 Fourbit Creek Timber Sale
C-2 file contains the Crater (Rogue River) National Forest "File - Fourbit Creek Timber Sale," S-Sales, Medford, Oregon. A fairly complete administrative history of the earliest timber sale within what is now the Rogue River National Forest, aside from small firewood, shake and post sales. Documents include pre-sale appraisals and documents relating to the transfer of adjacent lands and rolling stock from Millard Olds Lumber Co. to Owen-Oregon Lumber Co. in the early 1920s; timber sale "progress reports" from 1925 to early 1930s. Some of these reports contain inventories of railroad and logging equipment, size and breakdown of woods-crews, wages, living conditions, etcetera. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1914-1925
2 3
 Fourbit Creek Timber Sale 2
C-2 file contains the Crater (Rogue River) National Forest "File - Fourbit Creek Timber Sale," S-Sales, Medford, Oregon. A fairly complete administrative history of the earliest timber sale within what is now the Rogue River National Forest, aside from small firewood, shake and post sales. Documents include pre-sale appraisals and documents relating to the transfer of adjacent lands and rolling stock from Millard Olds Lumber Co. to Owen-Oregon Lumber Co. in the early 1920s; timber sale "progress reports" from 1925 to early 1930s. Some of these reports contain inventories of railroad and logging equipment, size and breakdown of woods-crews, wages, living conditions, etcetera. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1926-1934
2 4
 Report covering the Applegate River and Bear Creek districts, 1915
The C-3 file contains a "Report Covering the Applegate River and Bear Creek Districts," B.E. Hofmann, S-Reconnaissance, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (17p). The report includes timber-type reconnaissance; giving species and stand characteristics, etcetera. The report recommends only salvage cutting in the Ashland Watershed and discusses railroad logging potential of the Applegate drainage. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1915
2 5
Summary of Timber Stand
C-4 "Summary of Timber Stand," Fred A. Matz, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (12p). A timber inventory statistics, arranged by District and species. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1921
2 6
 Management Plan
C-5 contains a "Management Plan," Hugh B. Rankin, S-Supervision, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (30p). This document is the earliest timber management plan on record for the forest. The plan describes timber resources and economic development (mills, roads, etcetera) of various Working Circles and Districts. Deals with proposed railroad logging projects. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1921
2 7
Various Forest and Bureau of Entomology reports on insect infestations
C-6 The Crater National Forest "Various Forest and Bureau of Entomology reports on insect infestations," Medford, Oregon (10+p). Provides insect varieties, areas affected, and timber volumes infested. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1922-1925
2 8
 Policy statement Crater National Forest, 1924
C-7 A "Policy Statement," Hugh B. Rankin, S-Management Plans, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (52p). Primarily a second timber management plan, similar to one issued in 1921 (C-5), but more detailed as to policy and silvicultural prescriptions. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1924
2 9
 Memorandum on Railroad Location Possibilities Through and Around the proposed Union Creek Addition to Crater Lake National Park
C-8 "Memorandum on Railroad Location Possibilities Through and Around the proposed Union Creek Addition to Crater Lake National Park," George L. Drake, L-Boundaries, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon. Seven pages with map at the scale: 1"=1/2 mile. Memorandum discusses the proposed route locations, cost estimates, and timber volumes made accessible through the construction of a logging railroad into the area north of Union Creek. This report was used as basic research input to item O-7. The proposed Union Creek addition to the National Park never occurred. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1926
2 10
 Policy statement Crater National Forest, 1927
C-9 A "Policy Statement," S-Management Plans," Hugh B. Rankin, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (39p). Similar to the 1924 timber management plan. The plan is a more realistic appraisal of railroad logging potential with increased mention of the need for auto-truck roads and small sawmills. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1927
2 11
 Annual Statistics - Timber Cut and Sold
C-10 The Rogue River National Forest "Annual Statistics - Timber Cut and Sold," compiled by Forest Supervisor Carroll Brown, Medford, Oregon. The document duplicates some material in Volume 2 of the Forest History. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1935-1962
2 12
 A Plan of Management for Rogue River Working Circle
C-11 "A Plan of Management for Rogue River Working Circle," H. C. Obye, S-Plans, Timber Management Section, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (20p). A timber management plan for the present Prospect Ranger District. The document provides useful background information for the area concerning timber volumes, current cutting history, sawmills, etcetera. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1941
2 13
Correspondence concerning insect infestations
C-12 Rogue River National Forest "Correspondence concerning insect infestations," S-Control, Medford, Oregon (14p). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1948-1949
2 14
 A Plan of Management for the Timber Resources of Rogue River National Forest
C-13 "A Plan of Management for the Timber Resources of Rogue River National Forest," Maurice L. Tedrow, S-Plans, Timber Management Section, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (35p). A forest-wide timber management plan. Provides background information on various resources and contains useful data on disease and insect history, socio-economic information, as well as early policy on scenic strips. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1954
3 1
Timber Management Plan
C-14 "Timber Management Plan," by David P. Keiser, and Lyle N. Anderson, Timber Management Section, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (45p). The document is similar in format to item C-13 but updated and expanded. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1962
3 2
Memorandum of Inspection - A. L. Coggins Timber Sale
C-18 "Memorandum of Inspection - A. L. Coggins Timber Sale," I. J. Mason, S-Sales, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (2p). The correspondence deals with a timber sale of 1928 in the upper Tolman Creek drainage. 10 MMBF were sold, but only a fraction was cut, due to the low demand of the Depression economy. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1934
3 3
 Progress Reports - Brushy Hill Replanting Project, 1910
C-20 Crater National Forest "Progress Reports - Brushy Hill Replanting Project, 1910," Medford, Oregon (14p). The report includes information on Brushy Hill Plantation in Ashland Watershed, as well as Sequoia plantation at Ashland Tool House. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1916
3 4
 Report on Trespass - Ashland Manufacturing Co.
C-21 Crater National Forest "Report on Trespass - Ashland Manufacturing Co.," Medford, Oregon (31p). The report deals with timber trespass and fire trespass by a private logging company on the Neil Creek portion of the National Forest. A map shows the locations of cutting units and donkey engine settings. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1917
3 5
The Scaler's Prayer
C-26 "The Scaler's Prayer," Anonymous. Five stanzas of rhyme which relate the woes of life as a Forest Service timber scaler. The poem probably dates to 1965. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1965
3 6
 Daughter of the American Revolution - Memorial Plantation in Ashland Watershed
C-31 The Ashland Ranger District "Daughter of the American Revolution - Memorial Plantation in Ashland Watershed," Ashland, Oregon (16p). A file of material on a 1-acre ponderosa pine plantation along Ashland Creek road, now NF land. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1940
3 7
 Timber Management Policy Statement, Rogue River Working Circle
C-32 A "Timber Management Policy Statement, Rogue River Working Circle," Karl L. Janouch, S-Plans, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon, (37p). This document is similar in format and general content to items C-7, C-9, and C-11. The document provides a glimpse of forest management concerns before the defense build-up of the post-1939 period. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1938
3 8
 Plan for the Integration of Blister Rust Control and Timber Sales Activity, (Union Creek and Prospect Ranger Districts)
C-33 The Rogue River National Forest "Plan for the Integration of Blister Rust Control and Timber Sales Activity, at Union Creek and Prospect Ranger Districts," Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon, (30+p). This file contains several draft versions of the report and various maps of "control" and "B.R.C." units. The plan provides a history of the BRC program on the Rogue between 1933 and the late 1950s. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1958
3 9
 Timber Management Plan and Map of Rogue River Planning Unit
C-36 A Rogue River National Forest "Timber Management Plan and Map of Rogue River Planning Unit," Medford, Oregon. The actual plan for timber harvest and relates to item C-16 for E.I.S. Map scale: 1"=1 mile. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1972
3 10
Record of Christmas Tree Trespass Meeting
C-39 The Rogue River National Forest "Record of Christmas Tree Trespass Meeting," Medford, Oregon. The item documents a meeting between the Rogue River National Forest and numerous other Forests and agencies addressing the problem of Christmas tree theft. The document is incomplete (10 pgs). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1959
3 11
 Harvest History, Little Applegate
C-44 "Harvest History, Little Applegate," Jerry Hellinga, Applegate, Oregon. A list of "currently known" harvest information for lands managed by the federal government in the Little Applegate basin (15 pgs) [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1994
3 12
Forest Type Map of Northern Jackson County
C-45 U.S. Department Of Agriculture "Forest Type Map of Northern Jackson County," Portland, Oregon. The map shows non-forest, woodland, and timberland types. The map is keyed according to maps dating from 1947-49. Very useful for stand-type information at the beginning of the intensive timber management era. Scale: 1" = 1 mile [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1947
3 13
Forest Type Map of Southern Jackson County
C-46 U.S. Department Of Agriculture "Forest Type Map of Southern Jackson County," Portland, Oregon. The map shows non-forest, woodland, and timberland types. The map is keyed according to maps dating from 1947-49. Very useful for stand-type information at the beginning of the intensive timber management era. Scale: 1" = 1 mile [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1947
3 14
Analysis of Timber Supply Problems; Jackson County Zone; Rogue River National Forest
C-47 Rogue River National Forest "Analysis of Timber Supply Problems; Jackson County Zone; Rogue River National Forest," prepared by M.L. Tedrow and J. Saubert, Medford, Oregon. The report discusses an analysis of an extreme situation, the present and predicted capacity of mills, Operators Plans, community dependency, the proposed Medford Corporation sustained yield unit, the Rogue River working circle sustained yield unit, the Ashland community sustained yield unit, the Timber Products sustained yield unit, the program for Timber Disposal in 1944-1948 and a summary and conclusions section. The analysis includes graphs, spreadsheets, list of area sawmills, volume tables, logging operations, acreage, and the volume per logger. Tabular sheets stored as over-sized folio.
1944
3 15
Harvest Data, Rogue River National Forest
C-53 "Harvest Data, Rogue River National Forest," Cassandra Mosely, Ashland, Oregon (7 pgs). A compilation of annual-cut harvest volumes for various years, starting in 1911 and continuing to 1996. The paper includes graphs. Figures are compiled from various RRNF primary sources and expand upon item C-10. [SOU-HL]
1998
3 16
 Crater National Forest, Sales, and Policy for Christmas Trees
C-54 "Crater National Forest, Sales, and Policy for Christmas Trees," W.J. Sproat and Paul A. Brinson, Crater/Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon. Two letters of "Memorandum for Forest Supervisor," with maps attached, from Mr. Sproat and District Ranger Brinson describing access to specific areas for possible extraction of Shasta red fir Christmas trees. The document includes detailed 1931 hand-drawn timber type maps of Twin Ponds and Huckleberry Mountain. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1931 ; 1938

D:  Fire management, 1911-1942Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

.25 linear feet, (box 4)

Fire Management. The D files are a collection of documents specifically related to the problems and issues of forest fire management, including control plans, studies, suppression and prevention efforts, acres burned, fire causes, etcetera. The files also provide a fire history. Similar material that does not deal solely or mainly with fires can be found in the A and O files.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
 Annual Fire Reports, 1911
D-2 Crater National Forest "Annual Fire Reports, 1911 and 1915" E-Statistics, Medford, Oregon (68p). Gives causes, acres, and timber volumes burned. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1911-1919
4 2
District Fire Plans
D-3 "District Fire Plans," by Martin L. Erickson, F-Plans, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (37p). The document provides general types and severity of fire hazard by District, provides information on local fire attitudes, and makes recommendations for additional lookouts and telephone lines. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1913
4 3
Letter to District Forester
D-4 "Letter to District Forester," H. D. Foster, O-Fire, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (16p). The letter proposes the use of "fire detectives" on the Forest. E.g., "...Let him [the detective] drift in [to the Applegate drainage] from across the mountains, not from the valley or the railroad, driving a burro loaded with pick and pan and sourdough. Let him aimlessly peck the rocks all over the country, talk with the natives and gradually become one himself...worm his way into the confidence, if not the affection, of the people for the purpose of later betraying one or some of them." A negative response from Assistant District Forester is attached. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1915
4 4
 Special fire study Crater National Forest 1915
D-5 "Special Fire Study," H. D. Foster, O-Fire, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (20p). The study describes the installation of weather instruments on Windy Peak, evaluates the fire-fighting qualities of various tools, and studies detection and suppression times for three fires. The study notes some of Ranger Gribble's fire prevention slogans on signs in the Ashland Watershed: "Keep Vulcan Quiet Till Pluvius Returns"...and Foster's comments: "To be sure, few who read the notice would know Vulcan and Pluvius from Huitzilpotchli and Quetzalcoatle, but some would wonder." [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1915
4 5
 Fire History
D-6 Crater National Forest "Fire History," O-Fire, Medford, Oregon (20p). The document details acres burned since 1910, fire causes, ecterea by District. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1916
4 6
 Letter to Crater National Forest Supervisor
D-7 District Forester "Letter to Crater National Forest Supervisor," dated July 26, 1916, O-Fire, Portland, Oregon (7p). The letter contains comments on a Fire Management Report prepared for the Klamath and Crater National Forests, by Arthur Ringland; item D-9. The file includes an additional 16-page letter by Assistant District Forester. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1916
4 7
 The Fire Lookout System on the Crater National Forest
D-8 "The Fire Lookout System on the Crater National Forest," by Harold D. Foster, RS-Reports (Annual Technical Report), Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (94p). An extensive report dealing with the improvement needs of then-existing lookouts, recommendations for additional lookouts, and describes present and projected guard patrols of various areas. Documents include many photographs from lookout points. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1916
4 8
 Report on Fire Protection Problems of the Klamath and Crater National Forests
D-9 "Report on Fire Protection Problems of the Klamath and Crater National Forests," by Arthur C. Ringland, F-Studies, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D. C. (46p). A controversial report representing an opposing philosophy to the ideas in item D-4, and detailing the socio-economic problems to fire control in the Applegate drainage. The report proposes, among other measures, a widely-expanded controlled-burning program. Arthur Ringland began his Forest Service career as one of Gifford Pinchot's original "student foresters" and later rose to District [i.e., Regional] Forester, in the Southwest. He went on to help create and implement the relief program "C.A.R.E." after World War II. This report reflects Ringland's concern for the human values and local attitudes involved in Forest Service land management. Arthur Ringland died in 1982. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1916
4 9
 Comments on 1925 Fire Plan
D-12 Assistant District Forester, "Comments on 1925 Fire Plan," O-Supervision, U.S. Forest Service, Portland, Oregon (15p). Details deficiencies in fire suppression on the Crater NF and relates the events of several fires in the Prospect Ranger District. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1925
4 10
Memorandum for the Files: Fire Control Plan
D-15 "Memorandum for the Files: Fire Control Plan," F. H. Brundage, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon. The memo includes comments by District (i.e., Regional) Forester (7p). The document identifies the fire control problems on the Forest, such as lack of supervision, enforcement, incendiarism, and the need for a central dispatcher for fire suppression. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1927
4 11
Acres Burned, Timber Destroyed and Fire Causes - Annual Figures
D-16 Rogue River National Forest, "Acres Burned, Timber Destroyed and Fire Causes - Annual Figures," compiled by 1960s Forest Supervisor Carroll Brown and subsequent compilers, Medford, Oregon (15+p). These notes duplicate some of the material in volume 2 of the Forest History. The file includes newspaper articles from recent fire seasons. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1933-
4 12
Ode to a Pork Chop
D-17 "Ode to a Pork Chop," by Randy Perkins, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon. A poem in the comic vein, concerning the mistaken ordering of 400 lbs. of excess pork chops for the crews fighting the 1955 Sterling Peak fire. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
N.D.
4 13
 Fire Plan
D-19 "Fire Plan," by Hugh B. Rankin, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (30p). A Forest-wide plan for the prevention, reporting, and suppression of fires. The document provides a 13-year history of fire, fire suppression personnel, and equipment by specific duty stations and dispatching procedures. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1928
4 14
Memo to Rangers re: Fire Reporting Practices
D-22 "Memo to Rangers re: Fire Reporting Practices," by M. L. Erickson, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (3p). Report on the "poor practice" of fire reporting, exemplified by a situation at Bessie Rock Lookout. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1916
4 15
Fire Suppression Plan
D-31 Rogue River National Forest "Fire Suppression Plan," Medford, Oregon (49p). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1942
4 16
 On Mount Pitt
D-33 "On Mount Pitt," by Ernest W. Smith, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (4p). A poem about the first fire lookout on Mt. "Pitt" (Mt. McLoughlin) and deals with then-current concepts of Forest Service fire suppression. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1917
4 17
 Relation of Brush Fires to Natural Reproduction, Applegate Division of the Crater N.F.
D-46 "The Relation of Brush Fires to Natural Reproduction, Applegate Division of the Crater N.F.," by J. V. Hofmann, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Portland, Oregon. This report discusses the study of natural reproduction following forest fires. Locations in the study include Palmer Creek, Kinny Creek Ridge, Applegate Ridge, Quartz Creek, Randall, SW slopes of Little Applegate River, Ruch, and Applegate. See also item E-14. The topics covered include erosion, timber production and value, and the influence of repeated fires on brush species on the CNF and adjacent Siskiyou NF. The document consists of 32 pages with photos. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1917

E:  Range management, 1916-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

.25 linear feet

RANGE MANAGEMENT. This file deals with grazing allotments, range conditions, and range improvements. It contains range reports, atlases, and permits.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
 Inter-Forest Grazing Report (Umpqua/Crater), 1909-1918
E-2 "Inter-Forest Grazing Report (Umpqua/Crater), 1909-1918," by S. C. Bartrum, Memorandum to District Forester, Umpqua National Forest, Roseburg, Oregon (69p). A compilation of correspondence and reports dealing with decade-long controversies over sheep-allotment boundaries on the Rogue-Umpqua Divide. The papers mention names and camp locations of early sheep men such as Yancey, Wiley, Lewis, Minter, Gibson of Prineville, Porfily and Mayben Bros. of Prineville. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1909-1918
4 2
Grazing Reports - Ashland District
E-5 Crater National Forest "Grazing Reports - Ashland District," Medford, Oregon (36p). The report provides data for 1916 through 1918 on condition of range and stock. As well as, some comments on sheep grazing in Mt. Ashland area. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1916-1918
4 3
 Instructions to Permittees, Grazing Allotments
E-6 Applegate Ranger District "Instructions to Permittees, Grazing Allotments," Star Ranger Station, Oregon (29p.) A daily diary of range improvement work, by L. Offenbacher, Fred Straube, Louis Straube, and others. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1964
4 4
Various Documents and Reports on Crater Lake National Forest
E-8 The file includes a General Report on Dependent Territory 1922, by H. M. Johnson as well as Range Appraisals and other documents.
1922-1924
4 5
Ecological Survey of Brush Areas on Applegate Division, Crater National Forest and Effect of Brush Burning Upon Forage
E-14 The report "Ecological Survey of Brush Areas on Applegate Division, Crater National Forest 1916-1917 and Effect of Brush Burning Upon Forage"
1916-1918

F:  Watershed, soils, botanical, and wildlife management , 1903-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

.5 linear feet, (box 5)

These files contain documents relating to watershed management, water development projects, "unusual" plant species, game population estimates, and wildlife management, as well as, miscellaneous Forest Service and other publications relating to water rights and use.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
 Fish Lake Water Company Reservoir
 Fish Lake Water Co. Reservoir map
F-2 Crater National Forest "File - Fish Lake Water Company Reservoir," L-Uses, Medford, Oregon. Contains correspondence between 1900-1915, and maps relating to Fish Lake development and Fourmile Lake Canal. [SOU-HL]
1904-1912
5 2
 Fish Lake Water Company Reservoir 2
F-2 Crater National Forest "File - Fish Lake Water Company Reservoir," L-Uses, Medford, Oregon. The documents include correspondence between 1900-1915, and maps relating to Fish Lake development and Fourmile Lake Canal. [SOU-HL]
1904-1914
5 3
Data on Game Refuges and Game Census
F-3 Crater National Forest, "Data on Game Refuges and Game Census," W-Management, Medford, Oregon. The census includes figures for fur-bearers, game animals, and predators including mountain lion and wolf. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1926
5 4
Report on the Geologic Features of the Drainage Area Contributing to Big Butte Springs Water Supply, Jackson County, to the Medford City Water Commission with accompanying Map
F-4 "Report on the Geologic Features of the Drainage Area Contributing to Big Butte Springs Water Supply, Jackson County, to the Medford City Water Commission," by Ira A. Williams, filed initially under LP-Boundaries, Crater National Forest, Portland, Oregon (15p.) The report includes a discussion of geology, current resource activities, and potential sources of contamination. The report provides recommendations such as how Crater National Forest should manage the watershed with particular constraints to resource activities. [SOU-HL]
1927
5 5
Waters of Rogue River and Its Tributaries - Decree,
F-12 Jackson County Circuit Court, "Waters of Rogue River and Its Tributaries - Decree," Medford Printing Co., Medford, Oregon (97p). Prepared for County Watermaster to settle various water-rights controversies. The document provides a comprehensive listing of ditches, dates of water priority, users by drainage. A valuable reference for inventory of irrigation and some mining ditches. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1919
5 6
File: Grouse Creek Big Foot Trap and Various Newspaper Clippings on Bigfoot
F-20 Applegate Ranger District, "File: Grouse Creek Big Foot Trap," Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon. A special use permit file on the "big-foot trap," built and operated near Applegate River by an organization called "North American Wildlife Research." [RR-SNF/SOU-HL] and various newspaper clippings related to Bigfoot.
1976-1985
5 7
Floods of Record; 1861, 1890, 1927, 1948, 1955 and Messages to Jeffery Lalande
F-24 The file includes flood records for 1861, 1890, 1927, 1948, and 1955. Also included are a "Flood Damage Summary" for 1997, and letters to Jeffery LaLande.
1861-1997
5 8
Chronology of Important Dates, Ashland Creek Watershed and Photocopy of Ashland Daily Tidings
F-34 Rogue River National Forest, "Chronology of Important Dates, Ashland Creek Watershed," Ashland, Oregon. A list of "events" occurring in and about the Ashland Watershed, from ca. 1850 to 1997. Compiled by Bill Rose, Ashland R.D. employee. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL] and a photocopy of Ashland Daily Tidings
1995
5 9
Waters of Little Butte Creek; Decree
F-38 "Waters of Little Butte Creek; Decree," Jackson County, Medford, Oregon. Final decree listing holders of water rights for Little Butte Creek. The F-12 item, a 1919 document, is the final listing for the Rogue River and all of its tributaries except Little Butte Creek. This document completes the water rights for the upper Rogue River Watershed in Jackson and Josephine counties. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1949
5 10
Snow Survey Files for the Rogue River National Forest and Oregon Snow Course Biography
F-41 The "Snow Survey files for the Rogue River National Forest" by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. Also includes documents concerning the S.C.S snow courses with correspondence.
1935-1975
5 11
Cooperative agreement for the purpose of conserving and protecting the water supply of the city of Ashland, Oregon
F-42 U.S. Department Of Agriculture, "Cooperative agreement for the purpose of conserving and protecting the water supply of the city of Ashland, Oregon," Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon. An official letter of agreement between the U.S.D.A. and the City of Ashland regarding the management of the Ashland Creek watershed. Also includes the management of the "Interim Plan" for the Ashland Cr. watershed, an approximately 180-page document, which contains mention of proposed Congressional legislation that helped lead to the 1929 U.S.D.A./City agreement. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1929

G:  Recreation Management,   (bulk 1916-1974) Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

.25 linear feet, (box 6)

These files include ranger district and subunit re-creation plans, recreation site plans, and special-use maps. Files include recreation brochures for trails, interpretive programs, special-use permittees, such as Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Union Creek Resort. Also includes other recreation-oriented items, as well as information regarding the operation of wilderness and heritage resource programs. See also the recreation maps listed in the B file and item K-8.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Recreation Plan - South Fork Sub-Unit, Butte Falls Ranger District
G-29 "Recreation Plan - South Fork Sub-Unit, Butte Falls Ranger District," by R. M. Beeman, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (34p). An early recreation plan for South Fork of Rogue River drainage. File includes historical background, such as place-name data of post-1890 activity, site inventory and recreation need assessment concerning Rustler Peak T.S., first timber sale in this area - 1949 and Christmas tree cutting projects. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1949
6 2
Recreation Unit Plan - Ashland Ranger District
G-31 Rogue River National Forest, "Recreation Unit Plan - Ashland Ranger District," U-Plans, Medford, Oregon (14p). The document describes the physical and economic characteristics of the Ashland Ranger District. Describes recreation development and provides recommendations. The document includes historical background and mentions the closing of Trail Camp ski-run on Mt. Ashland Loop Road. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1952
6 3
Recreation Plan - Big Butte Creek Sub-Unit, Butte Falls Ranger District
G-32 "Recreation Plan - Big Butte Creek Sub-Unit, Butte Falls Ranger District," R. M. Beeman, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (14p). The first recreation plan for this area. The plan contains historical background for Butte Falls area, an inventory of current recreation sites, and future development needs. The information dealing with post-1900 events seems reasonably reliable. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1954
6 4
Undeveloped Areas on the Rogue River National Forest
G-38 Rogue River National Forest, "Undeveloped Areas on the Rogue River National Forest," Recreation Section, Medford, Oregon (20+p). The document provides resource background and recreation potential of identified roadless areas. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1972
6 5
Report on Transient Uses of National Forest Camps
G-39 Crater National Forest, "Report on Transient Uses of National Forest Camps," Ashland Ranger District, Medford, Oregon (8p). The report contains charts and correspondence specific to various camping sites. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1916
6 6
Mountain Prayer
G-62 "Mountain Prayer," Anonymous, Ashland, Oregon. A poem posted in Ashland People's Food Cooperative during a "political" campaign to decide if Jackson County would take over management of Mt. Ashland Ski Area. The poem reflects a very anti-ski development sentiment. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
N.D.
6 7
Union Creek Recreation Complex
G-75 "Union Creek Recreation Complex," Jurgen A. Hess, and L.D. Wheeler, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (80+p). An analysis of visual and recreational concerns in the Union Creek area. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1974
6 8
Management Plans for Crater Lake Highway FH-17
G-78 Rogue River National Forest, "Management Plans for Crater Lake Highway FH-17," Medford, Oregon. The development schedule includes Prospect and Union Creek. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1968
6 9
 Multiple use, memo from C. E. Brown
G-87 "Multiple-Use," C.E. Brown, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon. A letter to the District Rangers discussing landscape management, aesthetics, and the value of recreation (3 pgs). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1963
6 10
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (and Oregon Skyline Trail)
G-93 U.S. Forest Service, "Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (and Oregon Skyline Trail)," Portland, Oregon. This file contains information concerning the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in Southern Oregon. It also includes 1930s maps and brochures dealing with the Oregon Skyline Trail. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
N.D.

H:  Homestead entries, mining claims, and special uses, 1914-1985Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

.25 linear feet, (box 6)

These documents include examination reports, correspondence, and other material dealing with Forest homestead entries, "squatter" claims, and townsite withdrawals, and examinations of different mineral claim dating from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Most mineral claim files are held at the Federal Records Center.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Report to the Chief Forester on Timber Values of Lands Proposed for Withdrawal from Crater National Forest
H-3 "Report to Chief Forester on Timber Values of Lands Proposed for Withdrawal from Crater National Forest," by E. A. Sherman, U.S. Forest Service, San Francisco, California (23p). A personal account of the Land Examiner's visit to the Butte Falls area to inspect the proposed "agricultural" withdrawals in Township 34/Ranges 2 and 3 East, and Township 35/Ranges 3 and 4 East. Interesting and useful information concerning the Forest Service, and perceived attitudes and character of the "timber claim" homesteaders. Recommends a letter of commendation for E. W. Smith, FS employee in the Butte Falls area, a..."young man who had the moral courage to write the President, telling the truth about this land..." (i.e., that it was mostly non-agricultural, commercial forest land). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1914
6 2
Report on Lands Petitioned for Withdrawal by Residents of Butte Falls Area
H-4 Crater National Forest, "Report on Lands Petitioned for Withdrawal by Residents of Butte Falls Area," L-Boundaries, Medford, Oregon (16p). Deals with land in T. 34 S., R. 3 E., W.M., includes descriptions of Butte Falls, and an original advertisement of the nearby Fourbit Creek Timber Sale. The report provides section-by-section land descriptions and recommends against withdrawal from Forest Service jurisdiction. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1915
6 3
 Al Sarena Case File
H-15 "The Al Sarena Case," by Betty Fadaley, published in American Forests, volume 62, February 1956. The file also contains copies of documents stored at the Federal Records Center (box 20407). The documents include numerous memos between the USFS, BLM, Al Sarena claimants, various lawyers, and U.S. Senators and Congressmen. Also included is a copy of the 2-8-56 Congressional Record, Lewis, Sadie Rogue River NF Patent Application, and P.L. 167. The file contains numerous newspaper clippings from the Medford Mail Tribune, the Oregonian, the Oregon Journal, and a Washington Post political cartoon.
1956
6 4
Letter to Rogue River NF Supervisor
H-18 "Letter to Rogue River NF Supervisor," by Ben Baker, Fort Jones, California. A brief letter relating to the WW II-era history of chrome mining in the Siskiyou Mountains. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1985
6 5
Correspondence to District Forester Regarding Homestead Examinations
H-20 John E. Gribble correspondence to District Forester regarding homestead examinations, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon. The letters detail Gribble's daily activities relative to homestead examinations in the Dead Indian Plateau between June 21, 1910, and December 31, 1910.
1910
6 6
The Stockpile
H-23 "The Stockpile," Oregon Mining Association, Rogue River during May 1953, April 1954, and May 1954. Photocopies of the association's newspaper including various photos of and articles on mining activities in Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, and Utah. The publication includes articles on Al Sarena Mine and most especially the chromite stockpile program of the 1950s as part of the subsidized Strategic Minerals Stockpile Program during the early Cold War. "The Stockpile," as its name implied, concentrated on the activities and interests of post-War chromite miners in southwestern Oregon and northwestern California. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1953-1954

I:  Construction of roads, trails, and administrative sites, 1917-1925Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

.25 linear feet, (box 7)

These files consist of reports and correspondence relative to Forest Service construction and maintenance projects for roads, trails, and administrative structures such as ranger stations. Administrative site plans include Star Ranger Station, Hutton G.S., Lodgepole G.S., Huckleberry G.S., Hamaker G.S., Camp #2 Fire School, and the Medford Warehouse complex. Specific building plans of this era remain in the files of the Forest civil engineer.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Correspondence - Ashland Creek Road proposal
I-3 Crater National Forest, "Correspondence - Ashland Creek Road proposal," Medford, Oregon (4p). Concerns a city-proposed "scenic road" up Ashland Canyon to Mount Ashland. The Forest Service was against the idea but did refer to a possible road from Siskiyou Highway to Mount Ashland. This road is the present route of the Mt. Ashland Access Road, built in the 1960s. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1922
7 2
 Correspondence - Diamond Lake Road Construction
I-5 Crater National Forest, "Correspondence - Diamond Lake Road Construction," Medford, Oregon (9p). The correspondence contains a description of old Diamond Lake Road and specifications for a new grade. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1925
7 3
Trail Plan - Statistical Statements
I-6 File includes penciled estimates of miles and construction expense by Districts and Forest.
1925
7 4
Early Day Ranger and Guard Stations
I-9 Rogue River National Forest, "Early Day Ranger and Guard Stations," by Ranger John Gribble, Medford, Oregon (4p). A story about the Ashland Creek Tool House and Ranger Station located upstream from Hosler Dam built 1914-15. Includes a list of Forest Service administrative site withdrawals, noting the acres and the date each site was withdrawn from mineral and homestead entry. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
N.D.
7 5
Summary of Roads and Trails
I-10 Crater National Forest, "Summary of Roads and Trails," Medford, Oregon (20p). [SOU-HL]
1917
7 6
Historical Record for Building Inventory/Maintenance Reports
Rogue River National Forest, "Historical Record for Building Inventory and Maintenance Reports," Medford, Oregon. These forms provide construction dates as well as dates and types of various additions, remodeling, and maintenance. Reports include some structures dating to the 1920s and 1930s, such as lookouts and CCC-built guard stations. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
N.D.

J:  Civilian Conservation Corps., 1933-1942Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

.25 linear feet, (box 7)

The files contain various documents concerning the activities of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Emergency Relief Administration on the Rogue River National Forest between 1933-1942. A few items relate to the Job Corps, Youth Conservation Corps, Young Adult Conservation Corps activities of the 1960s-1970s, and the "Jobs in the Woods" program of the 1990s.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 7
Civilian Conservation Corps Official Annual, Medford District - Ninth Corps Area
J-6 Civilian Conservation Corps Official Annual, Medford District - Ninth Corps Area, Medford, Oregon (156p). Proposed group and activities of all the CCC camps in northern California and southern Oregon. The text provides organizational and activity history for each company. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1938
7 8
Civilian Conservation Corps Medford District News
J-8 Civilian Conservation Corps Medford District News. A photocopy of the newspapers dated July 1, August 1, and September 1, 1941.
1941
7 9
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp papers, The Conifer Chatter and The Sneer
J-8 Issues of the Conifer Chatter, from May 12 through October 31, 1935. An issue of The Sneer, from Christmas 1935.
1935
7 10
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp papers, The Bulldozer and The Jay Bird
J-8 Civilian Conservation Corps Camp publications. The Bulldozer from February 1936 through Christmas 1936. The Jay Bird from March 13, 1936, through August 10, 1937.
1936-1937
7 11
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp papers, The Promised Land-er, The Cascadian, The Texore Review, and The South Fork Antler
J-8 The Civilian Conservation Corps Camp papers, The Promised Land-er, and The Cascadian from November 1936 through April 1941. The Texore Review and The South Fork Antler from December 1936 through May 1936.
1936-1941
7 12
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp papers, The Mount Pitt Mirror, The Sentinel, The Rogue Riffles
J-8 Civilian Conservation Corps Camp papers. The Mount Pitt Mirror, March 1938 through August 1939. The Sentinel, January 1940 through November 1940. The Rogue Riffles, August 1940 through November 1940.
1938-1940

K:  Administrative History, 1914-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

.25 linear feet, (box 8)

Miscellaneous Administrative History

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
 Report on Administrative Examination of Crater National Forest
K-4 "Report on Administrative Examination of Crater National Forest," by R. A. Shannon, U.S. Forest Service, Portland, Oregon (11p). The results of an "activity audit" of the Supervisor's Office. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1914
8 2
Organization Charts
K-18 Organization Charts for Rogue River National Forest.
1948-1967
8 3
Annual Reports and Compiled Fact Sheets
K-9 Rogue River National Forest, "Annual Accomplishment Histories," Medford, Oregon. An excellent source of information on "how things were done" during the Depression, War and post-War years.
1935-1937
8 4
Annual Reports and Compiled Fact Sheets
Rogue River National Forest, "Annual Accomplishment Histories," Medford, Oregon. A source of information on "how things were done" during the Depression, War and post-War years, and Ranger meeting notes.
1940-1945
8 5
Annual Reports and Compiled Fact Sheets
Rogue River National Forest, "Annual Accomplishment Histories," Medford, Oregon.
1951-1953
8 6
Annual Reports and Compiled Fact Sheets
K-19 Rogue River National Forest, "Annual Accomplishment Histories," Medford, Oregon.
1953-1954
8 7
Annual Reports and Compiled Fact Sheets
K-19 Rogue River National Forest "Annual Accomplishment Histories," Medford, Oregon.
1955-1968
8 8
General Management Review of the Rogue River National Forest
K-24 U.S. Forest Service, "General Management Review of the Rogue River National Forest," Pacific Northwest Region, Portland, Oregon (38p). A summary document of Regional Office GMR of RRNF in summer of 1982. Discusses some of the major management "controversies" of the early 1980s and provides alternatives. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1982

L:  Personal Memoirs and Historical Accounts, 1901-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8, Box 9

.25 linear feet, (box 8 and box 9)

These files are largely composed of correspondence that contains personal remembrances by retired Forest Service personnel, and local historical accounts; it also includes records dealing with past Forest Service history projects. It does not include the transcripts of the Forest's oral-history interviews with former F.S. employees

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Dutchman Peak History
Port, Lee C. (aut)
L-2 "Dutchman Peak History," by Lee C. Port, Historical Information, Medford, Oregon. The story of Hensley, the 19th-century "Dutchman" miner who froze to death near present Dutchman Peak and was buried near Deadman Point. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1938
8 2
Story of Dan Pederson and the Brush Mountain Lookout
Sarginson, John W. (aut)
L-3 "Story of Dan Pederson and the Brush Mountain Lookout," John W. Sarginson, Historical Information, Rogue River National Forest, Medford, Oregon (5p). Narrative of Pederson's lookout career and his construction of the lookout tree at Brush Mountain with the spiral ladder and counter-weighted "elevator." [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1938
8 3
Notes on Historical Events - Applegate Ranger District
Port, Lee C. (aut)
L-6 "Notes on Historical Events - Applegate Ranger District," Lee C. Port, Historical Information, Medford, Oregon (15p). A brief historical background on numerous persons, places, and events of the Applegate River drainage, compiled by District's veteran ranger. The information has proved to be a generally reliable source of background material. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1945
8 4
Reminiscences of C. J. Buck
Buck, C. J. (aut)
L-8 Handwritten reminiscences of C. J. Buck, March 4, 1949, Portland, Oregon (8p). The reminiscences of C. J. Buck, an early supervisor of Crater National Forest. The narrative refers to various personnel, including S. Swenning..." a native...and the best woodsman I ever traveled with...Years later he became a well-known frontiersman, guide and explorer" in Alaska. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1949
9 1
John Holst's handwritten reminiscences
Holst, John (aut)
L-10 John D. Holst letter to Janie V. Smith, Administrative Assistant, Apr. 3, 1951, Butte Falls, Oregon (3p). John Holst's handwritten reminiscences of early Forest Service Ranger, construction of the Big Elk G.S. trail from Skeeter's Swamp to Fish Lake in 1907. Also notes Holst's duty station at Perk's Pasture and the timber cruise of P-and-E railroad right-of-way across the Cascades. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1951
9 2
Horace G. Whitney's reminiscences
Whitney, Horace G. (aut)
L-13 Reminiscences of Horace G. Whitney, Nov. 17, 1959, Cathedral City, California. Horace G. Whitney's reminiscences of early Applegate District Ranger. Whitney references the ..."one-room combined office and living quarters…at Star," where he and his new bride lived until larger living quarters were built in 1914. These larger living quarters were renovated and moved upriver in 1977 as a private residence. The one-room Ranger Station was long used as a storage shed at the Star Ranger Station complex. The file also includes a letter to Mr. Horace G. Whitney from C.E. Brown dated November 8, 1959. The letter requests historical information on Rogue River Crater National Forest. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1959
9 3
Reminiscences of H. J. Eberly
Eberly, H. J. (aut)
L-14 Reminiscences of H. J. Eberly, June 8, 1960, Dunnedin, Florida. Eberly mentions early Forest Service personnel from around 1911. Eberly's handwritten reminiscences including "Andy Poole...who could shoot...I've often seen him take a pistol in each hand and when 2 cans were tossed out he would keep them jumping and bouncing. When it came to relating wild tales about the West and animals, he had no equal." [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1960
9 4
 History of Early Forest Work
Bartrum, Smith C. (aut)
L-18 "History of Early Forest Work" by S. C. Bartrum, Roseburg, Oregon (100p; some pages missing). The paper includes recollections of the early days of the Forest, under the General Land Office, then called the Cascade Forest Reserve - South Division, 1899-1907. Bartrum notes interesting anecdotes regarding "Indian trails," deserted trapper cabins, hiring requirements for G.L.O. Rangers, "squatters," and the Prineville sheep men on the Rogue-Umpqua Divide. Attachments to the paper include G.L.O. Commissioner Binger Hermann's testimonial to Bartrum's service. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
N.D.
9 5
John E. Gribble's reminiscences of the Moon Prairie Guard Station
Gribble, John E. (aut)
L-21 John E. Gribble's reminiscences of the Moon Prairie Guard Station," Ashland, Oregon. The document includes brief notes on homesteaders, cattlemen, and early FS employees in the "Dead Indian country" east of Ashland. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1934
9 6
Papers and early Forest Service recollections by Smith C. Bartrum
Bartrum, Smith C. (aut)
L-23 Papers and early Forest Service recollections by Smith C. Bartrum, Roseburg, Oregon (40+p). Folder includes various memoirs, correspondence, and official documents dealing with Bartrum's career as a Forest Reserve (1901-1905) and National Forest (1906-07) supervisor. Bartrum was the supervisor of a portion of what later became the Rogue River National Forest. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1901-1905
9 7
Hal M. von Stein letter to the Forest Service
von Stein, Hal M. (aut)
L-24 Letter to Forest Service from Hal M. Von Stein of Napa, California. A brief and humorous recollection of von Stein's long career as a fire guard and lookout on the Rogue River National Forest. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1981
9 8
Gordon Jesse Walker's recollections
Walker, Gordon Jesse (aut)
L-25 Gordon Jesse Walker's recollections of various trips during the 1950s-70s in the high country of the Cascades. Gordon Jesse Walker was the Forest's horse-packer. The recollections emphasize the Sky Lakes area. The file includes Mr. Walker's obituary and a 1995 letter referring to various books/stories he has written. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
9 9
Stories and Recollections of Paul Sandoz
Sandoz, Paul E. , Jr. (aut)
L-25 "Readiness for Fighting Forest Fires" and other stories, by Paul E. Sandoz, Jr. of Denver, Colorado (10+p). Recollections of early twentieth-century people, places, and events in the Elk Creek country of the Prospect Ranger District. Includes a discussion of the Hall's Point Fire and "how Sandoz Gap got its name." [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
N.D.
9 10
Timberlines
L-27 Several issues of the "Timberlines," Thirty-Year Club for Region Six of the USDA-Forest Service, Portland, Oregon. Periodical focuses on retires of the FS. These issues include brief biographies of the following Forest personnel. The file includes issue numbers 14-19, and 26 spanning 1960-1985. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1960-1985
9 11
A Story About an Early Forest Service Botanist
Lind, Greg D. (aut)
L-31 "A Story About an Early Forest Service Botanist," by Greg D. Lind, Idaho City Ranger Dist., Idaho. The Story published in the FS's "History Line" publication in Winter 1994 concerns Douglas C. Ingram, an early Forest Service range ecologist. The Story covers Douglas Ingram's work as a botanist in the PNW and his death in the Camas Creek Fire of1929. The materials also note the Doug Ingram Tree, near Butte Falls. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1994
9 12
Obituary Record
L-35 Photocopy excerpt of Yale University's "Obituary Record," New Haven, Connecticut. The excerpt covers the obituary record of Harold Day Foster, who died in November 1947. Foster was Deputy Supervisor of Crater National Forest from 1904-1917. Foster was also a supervisor of various other Pacific Northwest Forests. He was the brother of Marian Gribble of Medford, who was the wife of John Gribble, Ashland District Ranger. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1949
9 13
 Memoirs: Harold C. (Chris) Chriswell, 1933 to 1971
Chriswell, Harold C. (aut)
L-40 A photocopy of one chapter from "Memoirs," by Harold C. Chriswell, Bellingham, Washington. Memoirs is a privately produced document that contains a portion of Mr. Chriswell's memoirs of his Forest Service career, 1933-1971. The chapter "Memoirs" covers Chriswell's years at the RRNF, 1950-52. Chriswell recalls the heavy snowfall at Union Creek, and the Forest Service employees living there. The document includes a discussion of the typical workload, briefly mentions the mining claim practices on the Union Creek Flat, and how mining claims interfered with timber sale planning. Chriswell's writings note the numerous fires around the Buzzard Mine in 1951, George Duncan's shooting of a State Patrolman, the Rogue-Umpqua Divide, and the diesel power plant at Union Creek (9p. text with photos). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1989
9 14
Oral History Interview with Zane Grey Smith
L-43 "Oral History Interview with Zane Grey Smith," as part of the Northern Region [USFS] Retirees Association 'Living History Project,' Missoula, Montana. Early in his career, Zane Smith served as a junior forester on the Union Creek (later Prospect) Ranger District and then timber management assistant at Butte Falls Ranger District. Zane Smith went on to become Regional Forester for the Southwestern Region, California. His recollections include some memories about his career in the USFS (12p). [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
2001
9 15
Recollections and memories of Alvin G Anderson
L-44 The recollections and memories of Alvin G. Anderson. Topics include Recollections of Work on the RRNF, Rogue River Memories, and correspondence between Jeff LaLande and Steven Johnson regarding Alvin G. Anderson and Dan Penderson.
2003
9 16
Correspondence from Fred Buehling to Barbara Mumblo
Buehling, Fred (aut)
L- 45 Correspondence from Fred Buehling to Barbara Mumblo, dated June 21, 2006. A one-page letter with attached photocopied photographs and article about Mr. Buehling's years, 1942, 1947-48, as a temporary FS employee on the Applegate and Ashland districts. Fred Buehling served as a lookout on Windy Peak and as summer fire guard at Wagner Gap. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
2006
9 17
Witness Statement regarding the George Duncan Shooting
L-46 "Witness Statement regarding the George Duncan Shooting," of 1952 in Prospect, Oregon. The affidavit-like statement by RRNF fire control officer Lowell Ash, who witnessed the Elk Creek shooting death of Oregon State Police Officer Phil Lowd by the "hermit trapper" George Duncan. The shooting resulted in a lengthy manhunt. A portrayal of the incident appeared on the "Gangbusters" television show. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1955
9 18
Poems
L-0 The file includes various poems, and a photocopy of Medford Mail Tribune from September 7, 2006.
1930-2006

M:  Issues of Crater and Rogue River National Forest newsletters, 1909-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9, Box 10

.25 linear feet

Issues of Crater and Rogue River National Forest newsletters, written by and for Forest Service employees. The series includes more recent in-house news updates, Forest Leadership team meeting notes, and similar items.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 18
 The Crater Ranger
M-1 The Crater Forest Ranger, volumes 1-3, Medford, Oregon. A valuable source of information and anecdotes about Forest Service personnel and activities for the very early period. The volumes are incomplete. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1909-1912
9 19
 Personnel Notes and Diary Extracts
M-2 "Personnel Notes and Diary Extracts," Medford, Oregon (12p). Details of the activities of various Forest Service employees during 1908-1911. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1910-1911
9 20
 The Rogues: Volume I - No. 1-4
M-3 "The Rogues," volume I, nos. 1- 4, Medford, Oregon. The issues contain news items written by Forest Service personnel stationed at various Ranger Stations, Guard Stations, lookouts, CCC activities, and Supervisor's Office. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1938
9 21
 The Rogues: Volume II - No. 1-4
M-3 "The Rogues," volume 2, nos. 1-4, Medford, Oregon. The issues contain news items written by Forest Service personnel stationed at various Ranger Stations, Guard Stations, lookouts, CCC activities, and Supervisor's Office. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1939
10 1
 The Rogues: Volume III - No. 1-4
M-3 "The Rogues," volume 3, nos. 1-4, Medford, Oregon. The issues contain news items written by Forest Service personnel stationed at various Ranger Stations, Guard Stations, lookouts, CCC activities, and Supervisor's Office. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1940
10 2
 The Rogues: Volume IV - No. 1-4
M-3 "The Rogues," volume 4, nos. 1-2, Medford, Oregon. The issues contain news items written by Forest Service personnel stationed at various Ranger Stations, Guard Stations, lookouts, CCC activities, and Supervisor's Office. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1941
10 3
The Rogues
"The Rogues," issues dated August 1947- August 1949, Medford, Oregon. The issues contain news items written by Forest Service personnel stationed at various Ranger Stations, Guard Stations, lookouts, CCC activities, and Supervisor's Office. The issues deals with post-War events such as accelerated timber harvesting, and the mining claim "boom. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1947-1949
10 4
Forest Telephone Directories
M-8 Rogue River National Forest Personnel Directories, Supervisor's Office, Medford, Oregon. Information gathered into this item is useful for identifying full-time and some part-time employees. [RR-SNF]
1968
10 5
Issues of The Ranger, and Six Twenty-Six
M-12 File includes one issue of "The Ranger," volume 1, no. 1, January 1923. Also included are several issues of "Six Twenty-Six" spanning December 1916 through July 1940.
1916-1940

O:  Land Exchange and Acquisition, 1918-1941Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10, Box 11

.25 linear feet, (box 10 and 11)

The O series consists of files and reports regarding the Forest Service land purchases and land exchange programs, particularly those involving lands revested from the Oregon and California Railroad Grant lands (O&C).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 6
 Report on a Proposed Addition to the Crater National Forest
O-1 "Report on a Proposed Addition to the Crater National Forest," Harold D. Foster, L-Boundaries, Medford, Oregon (17p). An early version of a subsequent "O and C Addition" reports, Crater National Forest, 1919-21. The report contains useful background information on local ranches (cattle, sheep, and goats), communities, and mills in the Neil Creek, Upper Bear Creek, and Green Springs areas. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1918
10 7
Reports on Proposed Enlargement of the Crater National Forest
O-2 "Reports on Proposed Enlargement of the Crater National Forest," L-Boundaries, Medford, Oregon (34p). The report concerns a proposal to add various revested Oregon-and-California Railroad Grant lands to the Forest. The report includes a brief overview of economic resources, township-by-township physical descriptions. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1919-1921
10 8
 Report by Forest Examiner on Proposed Addition to the Crater National Forest
O-6 "Report by Forest Examiner on Proposed Addition to the Crater National Forest," by W.J. Sproat, L-Boundaries, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (15+p). The report concerns a second (or third?) round of proposals for Forest Service control of O&C revested lands. Resources and economic developments are described. A majority of the land in the particular proposal was in the Applegate River and Elk Creek drainages. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1924-1927
10 9
 Boundary Adjustment Report (Proposed Addition to Crater Lake National Park), Union Creek Area
O-7 "Boundary Adjustment Report (proposed addition to Crater Lake National Park), Union Creek Area," by Hugh B. Rankin, L-Boundaries, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (9+p map, scale: 1"=4 miles). Gives timber volume estimates, by section, for lands proposed for addition to Crater Lake National Park (Union Creek area, east to present Park boundary; 18,500 acres). The report mentions current uses such as huckleberry picking, and roads, and discusses likely routes of a potential logging railroad. The report recommends that the addition not be approved. (See also Item C-8). The file includes correspondence regarding the expansion of Crater Lake National Park into what is now the Sky Lakes Wilderness during the 1920-1930s. The file is an early discussion of what is now Sky Lakes, including Forest Service favorable comments of backcountry recreation potential of the area. The file contains 24 items. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1920-1930s
10 10
Correspondence and other documents relating to the proposed Crater Lake National Park expansion
O-8 U.S. Forest Service correspondence and other documents relating to the proposed Crater Lake National Park expansion, Umpqua and Rogue River National Forests (66p). The Forest Service correspondence concerns the National Park Service's attempt to expand Crater Lake National Park to include Forest Service-administered lands. The file includes testimony from a public hearing at Diamond Lake. The hearing was "moderated" by National Park Service Director Mather and USFS Chief Greely. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1926-1937
10 11
 Record of Desirable Additions to the Crater National Forest
O-10 "Record of Desirable Additions to the Crater National Forest," by Hugh B. Rankin, L-Boundaries, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (4p). Correspondence concerns the eventual addition of McCallister and Dead Indian Soda Springs to the National Forest. The additions were desired from a recreation-enhancement viewpoint. See also items G-9 and G-16. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1929
10 12
 Report - Neil Creek Addition
O-11 "Report - Neil Creek Addition," by Lee P. Brown, L-Boundaries, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (4p + map). An inventory of physical and economic characteristics of the 160-acre tract in the upper Neil Creek drainage. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1930
10 13
 Bill to Add Certain Lands to the Crater National Forest
O-12 "A Bill to Add Certain Lands to the Crater National Forest," Crater National Forest, L-Boundaries, Medford, Oregon (18p). The bill concerns the successful Forest Service proposal to add valuable recreation or scenic lands to the Forest. The document includes section-by-section notes/maps. Most of the land was located in Applegate River drainage, additional parcels were located on the main stem of the Rogue River. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1930
11 1
 Acquisition and Exchange Plan for Crater National Forest
O-13 "Acquisition and Exchange Plan for Crater National Forest," by Hugh B. Rankin, L-Exchange, Crater National Forest, Medford, Oregon (30p). A long-range planning document that includes a record of desired extensions by Township/Range, and provides the characteristics of the various parcels. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1930
11 2
 Land Acquisition Plan
O-15 "Land Acquisition Plan," Rogue River National Forest, L-Lands, Medford, Oregon (34p). The document states the goals concerning land acquisition program for the whole Forest and by Ranger District. The document includes information on the timber values of various areas. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1941
11 3
 Crater Lake National Park Extension
O-19 The "Crater Lake National Park Extension," National Park Service, Washington, D.C. The file contains 1920s correspondence, reports, and newspaper articles discussing proposals to expand Crater Lake National Park boundaries to include the present Sky Lakes Wilderness. Newspaper articles date 1968 and 1988. The file includes maps of the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
1925-1926

R:  Miscellaneous documents, 1993-Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

.25 linear feet

Miscellaneous documents that do not fall within the previously listed categories.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 4
Miscellaneous documents
R-4 File includes miscellaneous files regarding logging and forest management industry.
1989-2005

S:  Reorganizational Projects, 2000-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

.125 linear feet

The file contains documents about the changes that occurred with the structure and "operating procedures" of the Rogue River National Forest. It includes "The Mission," "Opportunity Statements," "The Journey," "Strategic Planning," Forest "re-organization," and the eventual consolidation with the Siskiyou N.F. These various projects and tasks involved significant amounts of staff time and energy during the 1990s-early 2000s.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 5
Proposals and planning documents for consolidation of two forests into the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest.
S-11 The file includes the "Proposals and planning documents for consolidation of two forests into the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest," Rogue River And Siskiyou National Forests, Medford and Grants Pass, Oregon. 2 copies and emails from Scott Conroy regarding consolidation. [RR-SNF/SOU-HL]
2000-2003

Digital Images of Historic Photographs, 2007Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

.5 linear feet

Computer disks of historical photographs in binders volumes 1-3. Binders apply to the areas of Butte Falls, Ashland, and Applegate.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Digital images of historic photographs, Applegate Ranger District
The file contains one binder with the "Guide to the historic photograph collection of the Rogue River National Forest" for the Applegate Ranger District. The textual document includes information regarding the photograph collection, a list of the photographs, and thumbnail images. The binder also contains several computer discs.
2007
12 2
Digital images of historical photographs, Ashland Ranger District
The file contains one binder with the "Guide to the historic photograph collection of the Rogue River National Forest" for the Ashland Ranger District. The textual document includes a list of the photographs and thumbnail images. The binder also contains several computer discs.
2007
12 3
Digital images of historical photographs, Butte Falls Ranger District
The file contains one binder with the "Guide to the historic photograph collection of the Rogue River National Forest" for the Butte Falls Ranger District. The textual document includes a list of the photographs and thumbnail images. The binder also contains several computer discs.
2007
13 1
Digital images of historical photographs, Prospect Ranger District
The file contains one binder with the "Guide to the historic photograph collection of the Rogue River National Forest" for the Prospect Ranger District. The textual document includes a list of the photographs and thumbnail images. The binder also contains several computer discs.
2007
13 2
Digital images of historical photographs at unspecified locations
The file contains one binder with the "Guide to the historic photograph collection of the Rogue River National Forest." The textual document includes a list of the photographs and thumbnail images. The binder also contains several computer discs.
2007

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest fires
  • Forest rangers
  • Forests and forestry
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Range management
  • Recreation--Management
  • Watershed management
  • Corporate Names :
  • Civilian Conservation Corps. (U.S.). Co. 263 (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Maps
  • Periodicals
  • Personal narratives
  • Photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • LaLande, Jeffrey M., Dr., 1947- (com)