Resources for employees impacted by fire



Map of R6 NFsThe Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6) of the US Forest Service contains 17 National Forests, two National Scenic Areas, a National Grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments, all within the States of Oregon and Washington. Forest Service offices throughout the Region annually purchase a wide variety of goods and services including reforestation services such as tree planting and thinning, janitorial, equipment with operator, professional services, numerous supplies and construction of roads and facilities.

Emergency Procurement Acquisition Areas

There is also a large and very active emergency procurement program in the region that supports emergencies, such as forest fires. For administrative purposes, these three areas are made up of 4-6 forests. The Pacific Northwest Research Station and several Labs are also serviced by these Acquisition Areas.

Procurements by the Forest Service are guided by the Federal Acquisition Regulation as modified by various Department of Agriculture and Forest Service policies. These rules and regulations may differ from Uniform Commercial Code. USDA Forest Service procurements are generally set aside for small business and may be subject to specific preference requirements.

The Acquisition Areas also provide services and oversight in the areas of property management, leasing, and federal grants and agreements. The Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program provides loans of Forest Service owned property to State Foresters for the purpose of wildland and rural firefighting.