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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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Annual logging on national forests had held at a steady 11 billion board-feet since the 1960s, more than double the harvest the land can comfortably sustain.
With its close proximity to Hollywood, the Angeles National Forest has long been popular with TV, movie and commercial producers.
Designed specifically for public interest, including protecting timber supply and water quality, national forests were only lightly harvested during the first half of the century.
Some closures remain in force because of ongoing fire control measures, rehabilitation activities and concerns about potential new fires in extremely dry areas of northern Ventura and southern Kern counties, according to Kathy Good of the Los Padres National Forest.
National Forests preserve America's natural environment and offer useful services.
The visiting public and Forest Service employees are at risk in many areas of National Forest System lands in California.
Charter forests are already being condemned by environmental organizations as a giveaway to rapacious loggers who want to fell national forests.
The Forest Service estimates that last year the national forests generated $110.
As an engine for a strong economy, recreation in healthy national forests dwarfs commercial logging," says Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope.
It's time to stop the commercial logging of our national forests.
The USFS was founded in 1905 to manage the national forests set up under outdoor enthusiast Theodore Roosevelt.
In my backyard, in Wisconsin, there are two national forests, with 9 accessible campgrounds equipped for wheelchairs.

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