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annegg
07/07/2020 11:54AM
 
I just thought I'd create a thread for anyone who wanted more info on how to contact the Forest Service. The Wilderness Manager of the BWCA contacted me. She said often when visitors leave, they leave their complaints behind and it is very valuable to for them to know about complaints since the rangers can't be everywhere at once.

Email:
sm.fs.superior_nf@usda.gov

Standard Mail:
Superior National Forest
Forest Wilderness Manager, Ann Schwaller
8901 Grand Ave Pl
Duluth, MN 55808



 
nctry
07/08/2020 03:08AM
 
Ann, your a good egg! Thanks for posting!
 
billconner
07/12/2020 05:19PM
 
I've had good success with responses ron USFS. Of course totally conflicting answers to same question from different rangers, but that's just normal government.
 
Spartan2
07/07/2020 11:33PM
 
So did I. :-)


But I can see a good reason to have a way to register a complaint if one is warranted.
 
HighnDry
07/08/2020 08:20AM
 
nctry: "Ann, your a good egg! Thanks for posting!"


+1 :)
 
Savage Voyageur
07/08/2020 09:05AM
 
So why is it when I send a letter, emails, a phone number to both my letter and email to the Forest Service no one contacts me back? It’s not like I didn’t give them options to contact me. Im not saying it was you, I can’t remember because it was 5 years ago. I’ve had this happen more than once where I have a concern, and all I get Is Crickets chirping. I hit the contact us button on the webpage and sent a letter in the mail to the local Ranger station. I gave up on contacting the Forest Service after three times over the years. Again no disrespect to you personally, I only want to tell my less than stellar response back from the Forest Service.
 
jhb8426
07/07/2020 09:25PM
 
By the title I thought you had a bone to pick with the forest service. :)
 
Minnesotian
07/12/2020 11:38AM
 

Bumping this thread back to the top.
 
annegg
07/08/2020 03:18PM
 
jhb8426: "By the title I thought you had a bone to pick with the forest service. :)"


I actually did have a complaint which is on another thread (canoe dropoff at occupied campsite). I guess I should have titled the thread better ... ha ha.
 
annegg
07/08/2020 03:17PM
 
Savage Voyageur: "So why is it when I send a letter, emails, a phone number to both my letter and email to the Forest Service no one contacts me back? It’s not like I didn’t give them options to contact me. Im not saying it was you, I can’t remember because it was 5 years ago. I’ve had this happen more than once where I have a concern, and all I get Is Crickets chirping. I hit the contact us button on the webpage and sent a letter in the mail to the local Ranger station. I gave up on contacting the Forest Service after three times over the years. Again no disrespect to you personally, I only want to tell my less than stellar response back from the Forest Service. "


Wow that is frustrating. Maybe the chain of command has changed over the years?
 
Savage Voyageur
07/08/2020 04:14PM
 
annegg: "Savage Voyageur: "So why is it when I send a letter, emails, a phone number to both my letter and email to the Forest Service no one contacts me back? It’s not like I didn’t give them options to contact me. Im not saying it was you, I can’t remember because it was 5 years ago. I’ve had this happen more than once where I have a concern, and all I get Is Crickets chirping. I hit the contact us button on the webpage and sent a letter in the mail to the local Ranger station. I gave up on contacting the Forest Service after three times over the years. Again no disrespect to you personally, I only want to tell my less than stellar response back from the Forest Service. "



Wow that is frustrating. Maybe the chain of command has changed over the years? "



Thanks for posting this Ann. I will save it for future use, now that I know someone will reply.
 
jhb8426
07/08/2020 08:52PM
 
Savage Voyageur: "...Im not saying it was you...Again no disrespect to you personally..."


She's not with the Forest Service. She contacted them about the issue with canoe drop offs at their site. She's only giving the contact info here as a matter of interest.
 
Savage Voyageur
07/08/2020 09:26PM
 
jhb8426: "Savage Voyageur: "...Im not saying it was you...Again no disrespect to you personally..."



She's not with the Forest Service. She contacted them about the issue with canoe drop offs at their site. She's only giving the contact info here as a matter of interest."



Sorry I assumed wrong, and did not read it properly.
 
annegg
07/08/2020 09:47PM
 
Savage Voyageur: "jhb8426: "Savage Voyageur: "...Im not saying it was you...Again no disrespect to you personally..."




She's not with the Forest Service. She contacted them about the issue with canoe drop offs at their site. She's only giving the contact info here as a matter of interest."




Sorry I assumed wrong, and did not read it properly. "



No offense taken ;)