Sorry about getting back so late. My post did lack content - my bad. I eas looking to see how to find who approves a casch hide. You answered that succesfully. My reason (content). There seems to be a misunderstanding concerning hiding geocaches in our local National Forest (San Juan National Forest). Although I have found 3 listed caches in the forest my understanding is no more will be approved as there are restrictions against such activities in the San Juan National Forest. Last summer as a result of many phone calls I was finally directed to the Forest Patrol (police) Officer. Ha said "Geocaching id prohibited. and I will remove any found ." When I asked for the particular law, edict or rule concerning the matter, he said he would get back to me. He never did.
In the fall, I happened to attend a disclosure meeting concerning another forest matter. At that time, I had ocassion to bring up the geocaching matter with the Distric Ranger. He said he was unaware of any geocaching restrictions and had not directed any himself. A few days ago (Feb. 15 or so) I once again phoned, and was put in contact with, the senior Forest Patrol officer, whom it seems is new to the area, having transferred from the National Parks. In my discussion with him he indicated there are no such restrictions to his knowledge. Taking my phone number, he said he would look into the matter and call me if such restrictions existed. I have not heard from him.
This is a long post to explain why I wanted to contact whoever is in charge of approving geocach hides in our area and discover if he has information contrary to the above. The San Juan Forest comprises countless miles of hiking trails, ATV trails, Motorcycle trails, 4 wheel trails as well as any number of activities for boats, fishing, etc. It seems a shame not to include the favorite activity of many of us.