Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Session Volume 19

Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Session Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...on forest reserves and use of timber and right-of-way. To this has been added some comments and explanations, the whole having been formally approved by Mr. J. S. Stall, Assistant Forester of the Pike National Forest. From various conversations and other sources of information, it would appear that the intent of the Forestry Service is being very well carried out by the field ofiicials. In some localities, at least, where there has been some complaint on this-score, the difiiculty has been that unfair advantage has been taken of the rules in various ways. compelling the Forestry ofiicials to exercise the letter of the law in order to carry out instructions. In some cases this has been due to a lack of appreciation of the spirit, in a few cases through an attempt to take unfair and unlawful advantage of the situation. It is generally believed, however, that by this time the situation is quite well understo'od and the principal need for the regulations is to show the prospector what his rights are under them, rather than to serve as information to cause friction. Respectfully submitted, FORESTRY RELATIONS COMMITTEE, By Carney Hartley, Chairman. Denver, Colorado, October 3, 1916. ' Prospecting on Forest Reserves. Broadly speaking, the rules relating to prospecting for mineral on forest reserves are just the same as on any public land. The occasion for any difierence between the forest service and the prospector is usually the result of the fact that, because the Forest Service covers its territory with the rangers, the land laws are enforced, while on public domain there is no provision for doing this and in consequence their application has been very largely lost sight of. All mineral land whether on forest reserves or on other more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974735
  • 9781236974730