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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
"Rio Grande, National Forest" Bhendrickson's photos around Creede, United States (creede photos)
::2011/02/12::
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Miss United States National Forestry Commercial 2007
Miss United States National Forestry Commercial 2007
::2007/12/28::
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Shawnee National Forest - Illinois, United States
Shawnee National Forest - Illinois, United States
::2010/10/28::
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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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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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"The Tenderloin National Forest" Lib001
"The Tenderloin National Forest" Lib001's photos around San Francisco, United States (california)
::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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A Cameraman
A Cameraman's Wild Encounter With Bears in Alaska
::2014/10/19::
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Lost on the Ozark Trail, Mark Twain National Forest
Lost on the Ozark Trail, Mark Twain National Forest
::2014/09/28::
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United States National Parks Tours
United States National Parks Tours
::2014/08/16::
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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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Entering the Forest Service
Entering the Forest Service
::2011/06/10::
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ACD Working Dog meets Wild Horses in Modoc National Forest
ACD Working Dog meets Wild Horses in Modoc National Forest
::2013/04/21::
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Wildland Firefighter in the US Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Wildland Firefighter in the US Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
::2012/07/05::
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White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
::2013/04/25::
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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)]
::2012/10/11::
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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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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 4
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 4
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 5
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 5
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These Old Cabin Logs - US Forest Service - Full Documentary
These Old Cabin Logs - US Forest Service - Full Documentary
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 6
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 6
::2011/07/09::
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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
::2014/09/02::
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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
::2012/09/25::
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Primitive Camping with a Tarp and Haversack
Primitive Camping with a Tarp and Haversack
::2014/06/10::
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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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All About - Shoshone National Forest
All About - Shoshone National Forest
::2014/07/03::
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Painted Desert - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
Painted Desert - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
::2010/10/27::
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Accessible Adventures: Heather Meadows in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Accessible Adventures: Heather Meadows in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
::2014/10/06::
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Qik - fast Wolves Sequoia National Forest by Leah Walton
Qik - fast Wolves Sequoia National Forest by Leah Walton
::2014/04/05::
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National Forest Association - National Trails Day
National Forest Association - National Trails Day
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On a Trail in El yunque National Forest   trip inside the park
On a Trail in El yunque National Forest trip inside the park
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 3
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 3
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Hiking and Swimming in the Santa Fe National Forest
Hiking and Swimming in the Santa Fe National Forest
::2011/08/29::
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Thornburg Trail: Hiking Birkhead Mountain Wilderness in Uwharrie National Forest
Thornburg Trail: Hiking Birkhead Mountain Wilderness in Uwharrie National Forest
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National Forest Association - National Trails Day
National Forest Association - National Trails Day
::2010/06/16::
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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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United States Forest Service Arson: http://usfspayettenationalforest.blogspot.com
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The Cottages At Tenaya Lodge Hotel - Fish Camp - United States
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
United States Forest Service sponsored Zaagkii Project featured on Pollinator Live
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Syracuse vs Wake Forest | 2014 ACC Football Highlights
Syracuse vs Wake Forest | 2014 ACC Football Highlights
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Trail of Tragedy: The Excavation of the Donner Party Site
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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Yellowstone National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site - United States
Yellowstone National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site - United States
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The Vintage Hotel - Winter Park - United States
The Vintage Hotel - Winter Park - 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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Pinecrest Chalet Hotel - United States
Pinecrest Chalet Hotel - United States
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"Spectacular" Alison.droesch
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Informational Meeting for Post-Fire Flood Dangers - United States Forest Service - Jerri Marr
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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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