Forest Service Budgets

USFS Budget Summary (In Millions of Dollars)

Data Compiled by Randal O'Toole, Interpreted and Summarized by Karl Davies*

 

Appropriations

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

Averages

Percent

FS Funds

678

640

604

651

610

637

25%

Taxes

2,000

1,892

1,933

1,947

2,027

1,960

75%

Totals

2,678

2,532

2,537

2,598

2,637

2,596

100%

 

Receipts

           

Percent

Timber

912

623

586

654

617

678

70%

Grazing

9

7

7

7

7

7

1%

Minerals

232

169

155

201

218

195

20%

Power, Fuels, Misc

24

33

41

43

48

38

4%

Recreation

61

48

45

45

44

49

5%

Totals

1,238

880

834

950

934

967

100%

 

Costs

           

Allocation

Inventory, Planning

-150

-130

-130

-128

-121

-132

Timber

Timber Sale Administration

-181

-189

-196

-209

-227

-200

Timber

Road, Facility Construction

-203

-224

-208

-165

-297

-219

Timber

Reforestation, TSI

-57

-52

-56

-66

-58

-58

Timber

Range

-19

-27

-38

-45

-57

-37

Grazing

Minerals

-39

-35

-36

-36

-37

-37

Minerals

Recreation

-221

-211

-211

-218

-188

-210

Recreation

Wildlife, Fish

-93

-86

-86

-99

-100

-93

Recreation

Soil, Water, Air

-48

-42

-42

-51

-56

-48

General

Fire Control

-586

-485

-830

-585

-560

-609

Timber 70%

Landownership

-62

-57

-57

-62

-61

-60

Timber 70%

Law Enforcement

-64

-60

-60

-64

-66

-63

Timber 70%

Infrastructure

-110

-104

-104

-109

-71

-100

Timber 70%

Land Acquisition

-65

-41

-42

-54

-118

-64

Timber 70%

General Administration

-299

-264

-259

-263

-256

-268

Timber 70%

Permanent Funds

-196

-245

-246

-260

-239

-237

[Appropriations]

Trust Funds

-482

-395

-358

-391

-371

-399

[Appropriations]

State, Private Grants

-161

-137

-155

-161

-171

-157

Non FS Lands

Co-op Health, Fire, Etc

-317

-206

-207

-232

-220

-236

Non FS Lands

Research

-200

-178

-180

-188

-197

-189

Non FS Lands

Counties

-202

-141

-128

-144

-135

-150

Non FS Lands

US Treasury

-164

-46

-63

-75

-71

-84

US Taxpayers

Totals

-3,919

-3,355

-3,692

-3,605

-3,677

-3,650

 
 

Summary

           

Percent

Appropriations

2,678

2,532

2,537

2,598

2,637

2,596

73%

Receipts

1,238

880

834

950

934

967

27%

Subtotals

3,916

3,412

3,371

3,548

3,571

3,564

100%

Costs

-3,919

-3,355

-3,692

-3,605

-3,677

-3,650

 

Net

-3

57

-321

-57

-106

-86

 
 

Timber Sale Costs and Returns per Mbf

         

Timber Receipts (Million $)

912

623

586

654

617

678

 

Timber MMbf Sold

4,100

4,020

4,001

3,813

3,439

3,875

Percent

Timber Value $ per Mbf

222

155

146

172

179

175

100%

Timber Cost $ per Mbf**

-332

-307

-368

-345

-409

-351

-200%

Timber Returns $ per Mbf

-109

-152

-222

-173

-230

-175

-100%

 

* Any mistakes in the interpretation and summary of these data are those of Karl Davies.  Since the numbers in the "Net" row are not 0, there apparently are some mistakes.  It's also possible that the FS incorrectly reported some of their data.

**Timber costs include 100% of items allocated to "Timber" and 70% of items allocated to "Timber 70%."