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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
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"Ouachita National Forest" Socks
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::2011/03/30::
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"The Cherokee National Forest... part one" Holtwebb
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::2011/03/09::
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"Black Hills and Shoshone National Forest" Nelmieux
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"The Tenderloin National Forest" Lib001
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All About - Shoshone National Forest
All About - Shoshone National Forest
::2014/07/03::
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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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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 6
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::2011/07/09::
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Video 2 - Redwoods National Forest to Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
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National Forest Association - National Trails Day
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::2010/06/16::
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On a Trail in El yunque National Forest Hiking Dream
On a Trail in El yunque National Forest Hiking Dream
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 3
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 3
::2011/07/12::
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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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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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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 4
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 4
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Yosemite National Park TOUR - June 2013 - Landmarks and Sights
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 5
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Qik - fast Wolves Sequoia National Forest by Leah Walton
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National Forest Association - National Trails Day
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On a Trail in El yunque National Forest
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Yellowstone Gateway Inn Hotel - Gardiner - United States
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El Yunque, National Forest, formerly  the Caribbean National Forest
El Yunque, National Forest, formerly the Caribbean National Forest
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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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Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort Hotel - United States
Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort Hotel - United States
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The Cottages At Tenaya Lodge Hotel - Fish Camp - United States
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Pinecrest Chalet Hotel - United States
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Highlands Inn Lodge Hotel - United States
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White Mountain National Forest
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Briarcliff Motel - North Conway - United States
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Wildflowers Inn Hotel - North Conway - United States
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High Country Guest Ranch Hotel - Hill City - United States
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Entering the Forest Service
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Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe 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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