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Dispersed Primitive Camping in a US National Forest
Dispersed Primitive Camping in a US National Forest
DATE: 2014/02/27::
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Entering the Forest Service
Entering the Forest Service
DATE: 2011/06/10::
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WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST COLORADO
WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST COLORADO
DATE: 2013/06/26::
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Hunting the Gila National Forest with United States Outfitters
Hunting the Gila National Forest with United States Outfitters
DATE: 2011/06/21::
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Welcome to the Deschutes National Forest
Welcome to the Deschutes National Forest
DATE: 2014/12/11::
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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
DATE: 2012/07/05::
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Ocala National Forest, Florida circa 1945 USDA 10min
Ocala National Forest, Florida circa 1945 USDA 10min
DATE: 2012/03/22::
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 5
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 5
DATE: 2011/07/10::
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Riverside Meadows Cabins, Hotels in South Fork, Rio Grande National Forest, CO, United States
Riverside Meadows Cabins, Hotels in South Fork, Rio Grande National Forest, CO, United States
DATE: 2015/03/01::
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Windsor Hotel, Hotels in Del Norte, Rio Grande National Forest, CO, United States
Windsor Hotel, Hotels in Del Norte, Rio Grande National Forest, CO, United States
DATE: 2015/03/03::
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Miss United States National Forestry Commercial 2007
Miss United States National Forestry Commercial 2007
DATE: 2007/12/29::
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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)
DATE: 2011/02/23::
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Holiday Motor Lodge Pearisburg, Hotels in Pearisburg, Jefferson National Forest, VA, United States
Holiday Motor Lodge Pearisburg, Hotels in Pearisburg, Jefferson National Forest, VA, United States
DATE: 2015/03/06::
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"Rio Grande, National Forest" Bhendrickson
"Rio Grande, National Forest" Bhendrickson's photos around Creede, United States (creede photos)
DATE: 2011/02/12::
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Shawnee National Forest - Illinois, United States
Shawnee National Forest - Illinois, United States
DATE: 2010/10/28::
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"Ouachita National Forest" Socks
"Ouachita National Forest" Socks's photos around Hot Springs National Park, United States
DATE: 2011/03/30::
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Holiday Motor Lodge Pearisburg, Hotels in Pearisburg, Jefferson National Forest, VA, United States
Holiday Motor Lodge Pearisburg, Hotels in Pearisburg, Jefferson National Forest, VA, United States
DATE: 2015/02/18::
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"The Tenderloin National Forest" Lib001
"The Tenderloin National Forest" Lib001's photos around San Francisco, United States (california)
DATE: 2011/03/08::
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Nestlé Caught Stealing Water From California
Nestlé Caught Stealing Water From California's National Forests
DATE: 2015/04/22::
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Quality Inn Hill City, Hotels in Hill City, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
Quality Inn Hill City, Hotels in Hill City, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
DATE: 2015/03/02::
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Winter Overnight Minister Creek, Allegheny National Forest
Winter Overnight Minister Creek, Allegheny National Forest
DATE: 2015/01/21::
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"The Cherokee National Forest... part one" Holtwebb
"The Cherokee National Forest... part one" Holtwebb's photos around Parksville, United States
DATE: 2011/03/09::
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AppleLodge Bed and Breakfast, Hotels in Del Norte, Rio Grande National Forest, CO, United States
AppleLodge Bed and Breakfast, Hotels in Del Norte, Rio Grande National Forest, CO, United States
DATE: 2015/02/06::
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The Story of a Forest Ranger 1954 USDA-US Forest Service
The Story of a Forest Ranger 1954 USDA-US Forest Service
DATE: 2014/10/18::
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Painted Desert - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
Painted Desert - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
DATE: 2010/10/28::
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Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Hotels in Lead, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Hotels in Lead, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
DATE: 2015/03/01::
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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
DATE: 2012/09/25::
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White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
DATE: 2013/04/25::
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Copper Mountain Resort, Hotels in Lead, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
Copper Mountain Resort, Hotels in Lead, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
DATE: 2015/02/09::
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Magnuson Hotel Pictured Rocks, Hotels in Munising, Hiawatha National Forest, MI, United States
Magnuson Hotel Pictured Rocks, Hotels in Munising, Hiawatha National Forest, MI, United States
DATE: 2015/02/20::
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Comfort Inn, Hotels in Munising, Hiawatha National Forest, MI, United States
Comfort Inn, Hotels in Munising, Hiawatha National Forest, MI, United States
DATE: 2015/02/10::
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AmericInn Munising, Hotels in Wetmore, Hiawatha National Forest, MI, United States
AmericInn Munising, Hotels in Wetmore, Hiawatha National Forest, MI, United States
DATE: 2015/02/02::
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Days Inn Sturgis, Hotels in Sturgis, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
Days Inn Sturgis, Hotels in Sturgis, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
DATE: 2015/02/11::
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 4
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 4
DATE: 2011/07/12::
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 3
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 3
DATE: 2011/07/13::
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Comfort Inn & Suites, Hotels in Deadwood, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
Comfort Inn & Suites, Hotels in Deadwood, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
DATE: 2015/02/10::
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13-35453 Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Ctr v. Rob MacWhorter
13-35453 Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Ctr v. Rob MacWhorter
DATE: 2015/05/05::
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National Parks of North America IMAX HD by husky40
National Parks of North America IMAX HD by husky40
DATE: 2011/03/08::
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Best of....The North Carolina Mountains - Pisgah National Forest HD 720P
Best of....The North Carolina Mountains - Pisgah National Forest HD 720P
DATE: 2011/12/07::
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"Petrified Forest National Park" Socks
"Petrified Forest National Park" Socks's photos around Holbrook, United States (petrified wood)
DATE: 2011/02/19::
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United States National Parks Tours
United States National Parks Tours
DATE: 2014/08/16::
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United States Forest Service Arson: http://usfspayettenationalforest.blogspot.com
United States Forest Service Arson: http://usfspayettenationalforest.blogspot.com
DATE: 2010/11/05::
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First Gold Hotel and Gaming, Hotels in Deadwood, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
First Gold Hotel and Gaming, Hotels in Deadwood, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
DATE: 2015/02/18::
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National Forest Association - National Trails Day
National Forest Association - National Trails Day
DATE: 2010/11/09::
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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
DATE: 2014/09/02::
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Managing Superior National Forest: Part 2
Managing Superior National Forest: Part 2
DATE: 2011/07/13::
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EmeraldPlanet - US Forest Service: National Roadmap for Climate Change & Performance Scorecard
EmeraldPlanet - US Forest Service: National Roadmap for Climate Change & Performance Scorecard
DATE: 2012/03/06::
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Strange Disappearances from US National Parks
Strange Disappearances from US National Parks
DATE: 2013/12/22::
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"The Giant Forest" 78ers
"The Giant Forest" 78ers's photos around Three Rivers, United States (kings canyon national park)
DATE: 2011/02/13::
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Congressman Jason Smith Calls for Withdrawal of "Waters of the United States" Rule
Congressman Jason Smith Calls for Withdrawal of "Waters of the United States" Rule
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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 US as IUCN Category VI protected areas (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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