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Tongass National Forest (USA Largest National Rainforest)
Tongass National Forest (USA Largest National Rainforest)
::2013/09/08::
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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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Dispersed Primitive Camping in a US National Forest
Dispersed Primitive Camping in a US National Forest
::2014/02/27::
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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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TRAK Kayaks in The Tongass National Forest
TRAK Kayaks in The Tongass National Forest
::2014/12/22::
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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
::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
::2015/03/03::
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Miss United States National Forestry Commercial 2007
Miss United States National Forestry Commercial 2007
::2007/12/29::
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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
::2015/03/01::
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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
::2015/02/02::
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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
::2014/10/18::
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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
::2015/02/20::
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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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Habitat Management Strategies for Alaska
Habitat Management Strategies for Alaska's Tongass National Forest
::2013/02/22::
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Comfort Inn Near Gila National Forest, Hotels in Silver City, NM, United States
Comfort Inn Near Gila National Forest, Hotels in Silver City, NM, United States
::2015/02/10::
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Entering the Forest Service
Entering the Forest Service
::2011/06/10::
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Knights Inn Sturgis, Hotels in Sturgis, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
Knights Inn Sturgis, Hotels in Sturgis, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
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Ocala National Forest-Florida Springs "part 1"
Ocala National Forest-Florida Springs "part 1"
::2011/06/28::
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Painted Desert - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
Painted Desert - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
::2010/10/28::
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U.S. Forest Service Botanist Jan Schultz: Stop Invasive Species at Wisconsin/Michigan National Parks
U.S. Forest Service Botanist Jan Schultz: Stop Invasive Species at Wisconsin/Michigan National Parks
::2012/11/06::
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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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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
::2015/03/06::
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United States National Parks Tours
United States National Parks Tours
::2014/08/16::
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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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White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
::2013/04/25::
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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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National Parks of North America IMAX HD by husky40
National Parks of North America IMAX HD by husky40
::2011/03/08::
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Yosemite National Park TOUR - June 2013 - Landmarks and Sights
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::2013/07/17::
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Mount Islip, Angeles National Forest | Tony Sanchez Phototography
Mount Islip, Angeles National Forest | Tony Sanchez Phototography
::2013/11/09::
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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
::2015/03/02::
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"The Giant Forest and General Sherman" Bogna
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::2011/02/13::
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The Hotel By Gold Dust, Hotels in Deadwood, Black Hills National Forest, SD, United States
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::2015/03/05::
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Thornburg Trail: Hiking Birkhead Mountain Wilderness in Uwharrie National Forest
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Accessible Adventures: Heather Meadows in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
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::2014/10/06::
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Congressman Jason Smith Calls for Withdrawal of "Waters of the United States" Rule
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Sequoia National forest,California,March,2014
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EmeraldPlanet - US Forest Service: National Roadmap for Climate Change & Performance Scorecard
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::2012/03/06::
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The Heart of a Firefighter
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::2014/10/01::
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The Twilight Forest of The United States [A response to graaaaaagh (sort of)]
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::2012/10/11::
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The Cottages At Tenaya Lodge Hotel - Fish Camp - United States
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::2014/07/01::
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States of Oregon Idaho Travel Destination & Attractions | Visit Hells Canyon National Park Show
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Magnificent Ancient Redwood Forest - near Crescent City, California
Magnificent Ancient Redwood Forest - near Crescent City, California
::2013/06/23::
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Trail of Tragedy: The Excavation of the Donner Party Site
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The Vintage Hotel - Winter Park - United States
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Fern Forest Getaway Hotel - Eden Roc - United States
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::2014/07/01::
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United States Forest Service sponsored Zaagkii Project featured on Pollinator Live
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::2010/04/29::
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Volcano Eruption - The Eruption of Mt St Helens (1980) - Rare Footage
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Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort Hotel - United States
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Experience Yosemite National Park, California
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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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