Gone, but not forgotten: History behind the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
xcerpts from The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests: A History of the Lands and USDA Forest Service Tenure
Authors Stephen Strausberg and Walter A. Hough put together a brief history of the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests and the research was published in 1997.
By 1909, the Forest Service's administrative structure was in place. The operating principle was decentralization, dividing the Arkansas and Ozark National Forests into units under district …