Service First provides legal authority for the USFS, NPS, FWS and BLM to carry out shared or joint management activities to achieve mutually beneficial resource management goals. Service First authority has been used primarily for collocating offices, joint permitting, shared management and single points of contact for resource programs. The Service First authority has recently been extended through FY2011.
The USFS hosts information about Service First on its website. For more information on the program go to: http://www.fs.fed.us/servicefirst/index.shtml
The authorities for the program and the MOU can be found here: http://www.fs.fed.us/servicefirst/authority-mou.shtml