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Dispersed Primitive Camping in a US National Forest
Dispersed Primitive Camping in a US National Forest
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"Rio Grande, National Forest" Bhendrickson
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Shawnee National Forest - Illinois, United States
Shawnee National Forest - Illinois, United States
::2010/10/28::
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Canyon Camping on Boulders at Mark Twain National Forest
Canyon Camping on Boulders at Mark Twain National Forest
::2014/10/02::
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"Black Hills and Shoshone National Forest" Nelmieux
"Black Hills and Shoshone National Forest" Nelmieux's photos around Cody, United States (wyoming)
::2011/02/23::
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"Ouachita National Forest" Socks
"Ouachita National Forest" Socks's photos around Hot Springs National Park, United States
::2011/03/30::
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"The Tenderloin National Forest" Lib001
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::2011/03/08::
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"The Cherokee National Forest... part one" Holtwebb
"The Cherokee National Forest... part one" Holtwebb's photos around Parksville, United States
::2011/03/09::
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Lost on the Ozark Trail, Mark Twain National Forest
Lost on the Ozark Trail, Mark Twain National Forest
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United States National Parks Tours
United States National Parks Tours
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Entering the Forest Service
Entering the Forest Service
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Video 2 - Redwoods National Forest to Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
Video 2 - Redwoods National Forest to Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
::2009/07/15::
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White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
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"Petrified Forest National Park" Socks
"Petrified Forest National Park" Socks's photos around Holbrook, United States (petrified wood)
::2011/02/19::
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The Twilight Forest of The United States [A response to graaaaaagh (sort of)]
The Twilight Forest of The United States [A response to graaaaaagh (sort of)]
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These Old Cabin Logs - US Forest Service - Full Documentary
These Old Cabin Logs - US Forest Service - Full Documentary
::2012/02/18::
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 4
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 4
::2011/07/12::
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 5
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 5
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 6
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 6
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 3
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 3
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STRANGE DISAPPEARANCES IN NATIONAL PARKS - David Paulides News Clips
STRANGE DISAPPEARANCES IN NATIONAL PARKS - David Paulides News Clips
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Top most Amazing and best unbelievable Breathtaking Forest in United States
Top most Amazing and best unbelievable Breathtaking Forest in United States
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EP - United States Forest Service: National Roadmap for Climate Change & Performance Scorecard
EP - United States Forest Service: National Roadmap for Climate Change & Performance Scorecard
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"The Giant Forest and General Sherman" Bogna
"The Giant Forest and General Sherman" Bogna's photos around Sequoia National Park, United States
::2011/02/13::
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Primitive Camping with a Tarp and Haversack
Primitive Camping with a Tarp and Haversack
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All About - Shoshone National Forest
All About - Shoshone National Forest
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Lost Cove Loop Trail, Pisgah National Forest, NC
Lost Cove Loop Trail, Pisgah National Forest, NC
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Yosemite National Park TOUR - June 2013 - Landmarks and Sights
Yosemite National Park TOUR - June 2013 - Landmarks and Sights
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Qik - fast Wolves Sequoia National Forest by Leah Walton
Qik - fast Wolves Sequoia National Forest by Leah Walton
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National Parks of North America IMAX HD by husky40
National Parks of North America IMAX HD by husky40
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Painted Desert - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
Painted Desert - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
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National Forest Association - National Trails Day
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Ocala National Forest
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On a Trail in El yunque National Forest   trip inside the park
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Congressman Jason Smith Calls for Withdrawal of "Waters of the United States" Rule
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OF ICE & FIRE: THE MONO BASIN | Yosemite National Park California / Sierra Nevada Travel Video
OF ICE & FIRE: THE MONO BASIN | Yosemite National Park California / Sierra Nevada Travel Video
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United States Forest Service Arson: http://usfspayettenationalforest.blogspot.com
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Newberry Geothermal Project
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Thornburg Trail: Hiking Birkhead Mountain Wilderness in Uwharrie National Forest
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The Cottages At Tenaya Lodge Hotel - Fish Camp - United States
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United States Forest Service sponsored Zaagkii Project featured on Pollinator Live
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Rainbow Family - Heart of the Fire - Full Movie
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Trail of Tragedy: The Excavation of the Donner Party Site
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Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort Hotel - United States
Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort Hotel - United States
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Cape Perpetua, forested headland in the United States
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Wow - 240 Acre Talladega National Forest Inholding, Clay County, Alabama
Wow - 240 Acre Talladega National Forest Inholding, Clay County, Alabama
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Yellowstone National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site - United States
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Privatize and Remodel Bagby Hot Springs?
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The Vintage Hotel - Winter Park - United States
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Camas flowers and the west vista of the Teton Range in Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Idaho

National Forest is a classification of federal lands in the United States.

National Forests are largely forest and woodland areas owned collectively by the American people through the federal government and managed by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. Land management of these areas focuses on conservation, timber harvesting, livestock grazing, watershed protection, wildlife, and recreation. Unlike national parks and other federal lands managed by the National Park Service, extraction of natural resources from national forests is permitted, and in many cases encouraged. National Forests are categorized by the World Commission on Protected Areas as IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area).

The National Forest System was created by the Land Revision Act of 1891. It was the result of concerted action by Los Angeles-area businessmen and property owners who were concerned by the harm being done to the watershed of the San Gabriel Mountains by ranchers and miners. Abbot Kinney and forester Theodore Lukens were key spokesmen for the effort.

There are conflicts between timber companies and environmentalists over the use of National Forest land. These conflicts center on endangered species protection, logging of old-growth forests, intensive logging, undervalued stumpage fees, mining laws and road-building in National Forests. Additional conflicts arise from concerns that the grasslands, shrublands, and forest understory are grazed by sheep, cattle, and, more recently, rising numbers of elk.

In the United States there are 155 National Forests containing almost 190 million acres (297,000 mi²/769 000 km²) of land. These lands comprise 8.5 percent of the total land area of the United States, an area about the size of Texas. Some 87 percent of National Forest land lies west of the Mississippi River; Alaska alone accounts for 12 percent of all National Forest land.

There are two distinctly different types of National Forests. Those east of the Great Plains are primarily re-acquired or replanted forests; that is, the land had long been in the private domain but was purchased by the United States government in order to create new National Forests. In these cases, the areas of National Forest noted on most maps do not actually represent the extent of the National Forest, but only the extent of the authorized purchase zone. The actual amount of land acquired in most cases is much smaller.

Those national forests west of the Great Plains are originally-owned forests. These are mostly lands reserved in the public domain by the U.S. government, and with the exception of inholdings and donated land, were never in private hands. In these cases, the areas of National Forests noted on maps are generally the true areas of the forest.

Many ski resorts operate in National Forests, such as the Loup Loup Ski Bowl within the Okanogan National Forest.

The Forest Service also administers National Grasslands.

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