Outfitting and Guiding Permits

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The Siuslaw National Forest is seeking proposals from businesses, organizations, and individuals wishing to offer outfitting and guiding services on the Forest.

Providing recreation opportunities is a key part of the Forest Service’s mission. To fulfill this responsibility, the agency works with partners and commercial entities that contribute unique skills, knowledge, equipment, financial resources, and technical capabilities, which help expand the scope of opportunities available for visitors.

Outfitter and guiding services offer diverse opportunities for the recreating public to experience the dynamic landscape of the Siuslaw National Forest. Outfitters and guides include commercial businesses, nonprofit organizations, community organizations, and educational institutions that facilitate recreational experiences for individuals or groups by providing services, education, training, and/or equipment on national forest lands.

Services that will be considered include, but are not limited to, activities such as:

  • Guided biking, hiking, and boating
  • Off-highway vehicle tours and delivery services
  • Environmental education programs
  • Trailhead shuttle services

This request for proposals is not a formal application process, but is intended to determine the level of interest and identify next steps for issuing outfitter and guide special use permits to interested parties.

To propose an activity or service, please review the Request for Proposals and supporting materials (linked below) and submit the Outfitter Guide Proposal Form (linked below) by September 20, 2019. Proposals and questions may be sent to SM.FS.SiuNFComment@usda.gov or call Chris LaCosse, recreation special uses permit manager, at 541-271-6017.