Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act, commonly known as the FOIA, (5 U.S.C. § 552), was enacted by Congress in 1966 to give the American public greater access to the Federal Government's records. Congress amended the FOIA statute several times since then. Most recently, the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 (E-FOIA) expanded the scope of the FOIA to encompass electronic records and require the creation of "electronic reading rooms" to make records more easily and widely available to the public.

This site is for Shasta-Trinity National Forest FOIA requests only. For records pertaining to other forests, departments, regions or the Washington Office, please visit the USFS Freedom of Information Act Homepage to submit a FOIA or for more information.

Frequently Requested Records

NOTE: The following frequently requested records should be downloaded from this site. Written requests for these records will be referred back to this website. These frequently requested FOIA records are provided on this website as required by the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended by Public Law No. 104-231, 110 Stat. 2422 (a)(2)(E).

LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN and FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) - The Shasta-Trinity Plan and EIS were completed in 1995. Access the complete text of the documents.

ROAD ANALYSIS REPORT - This Forest Scale Roads Analysis Report, completed in 2002, provides an analysis of the major network forest roads, a risk/ benefit analysis, and priorities for future road management activities.

WATERSHED ANALYSIS - We provide several complete Watershed Analysis documents. Please scroll to the bottom of the page.

FOREST WIDE LATE SUCCESSIONAL RESERVE (LSR) ASSESSMENT - The Forest wide LSRA is an analysis of existing, historic, and desired conditions, treatment criteria, and recommendations for implementation and monitoring.

Additional categories may be added based on Freedom of Information Act requests.

Local FOIA Request

To make a FOIA request pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 0.461:

You may write to us, but please follow these instructions: caption your request as "Freedom of Information Act Request," date your request, give us your telephone number and mailing address, and provide as much information as possible which can assist us in identifying and locating each document you are seeking. Please include your telephone number so that our staff can contact you if they have questions. Also, please write "Freedom of Information Act Request" on the envelope. Mail the original request to the address below or fax your request to (530)226-2476.

USDA Service Center
Attention: FOIA Coordinator
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, California 96002

If you have any questions about how to file a FOIA request, contact us at:

phone: (530)226-2494
fax: (530)226-2476