national forest

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national forest

n.
A large expanse of forest that is protected by a national government and may be harvested or hunted in only under controlled conditions.
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But many environmentalists also are genuinely afraid that local initiatives on national forests will exclude non-local residents who have an equal share of the federal land ownership.
A Southland congressman's efforts to put more ``green'' into national forests could help the Angeles National Forest.
Closing down the national forests isn't the answer.
Forest Service officials are slowly reopening the areas in the Angeles and Los Padres national forests burned in September's 163,000-acre Day Fire.
In May 2005, President Bush repealed the Clinton administration's Roadless Area Conservation Rule, an enormously popular rule that had placed nearly 60 million acres of National Forests off-limits to road-building and logging.
A September 25th investigative report in the Red Bluff Daily News provides a frightening look at a dangerous trend in America's national forests.
The idea has become known as "charter forests" (analogous to charter schools): allowing segments of the national forests to be managed by private trusts in order to, as the budget proposal says, "overcome inertia and an excessive decisionmaking structure.
Logging on national forests, for example, peaked in 1987 at 12 billion board feet, and had declined by nearly three-fourths a decade later.
national forests generates 25 times more money than logging those lands.
AMERICA ESTABLISHED ITS FIRST NATIONAL FORESTS over a century ago, and most Americans today naturally assume the mission of the national forest system is to protect these publicly owned treasures.
Any way you look at it, events like these make for tinder-box conditions in the national forests.
There are guides available for all 159 national forests in the U.

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