Special Uses

Collage of six different photographs of special uses. Special Uses provides services supporting our national policy and federal land laws by authorizing uses on National Forest System (NFS) land.

Learn more About the Program, the authorizing regulations and laws, the Permit Application Process and joint Forest Service and BLM special uses webpages.


36 CFR 251.50 Land Uses; Special Uses Requiring an Authorization

CUFFA - Cabin Users Fee Fairness Act of 2000

Procedures for Appraising Recreation Residence Lots and Managing Recreation Residence.

Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 63, April 3, 2006.

Recovery of Costs for Processing Special Use Applications and Monitoring Compliance With Special Use Authorizations.

Federal Register Vol. 71 No. 34, February 21, 2006

Ditch Bill Implementation

Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines