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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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"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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Entering the Forest Service
Entering the Forest Service
DATE: 2011/06/10::
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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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"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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Nestlé Caught Stealing Water From California
Nestlé Caught Stealing Water From California's National Forests
DATE: 2015/04/22::
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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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Top 10 Castles in the United States
Top 10 Castles in the United States
DATE: 2014/06/04::
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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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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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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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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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White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
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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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"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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Accessible Adventures: Heather Meadows in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Accessible Adventures: Heather Meadows in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
DATE: 2014/10/06::
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United States National Parks Tours
United States National Parks Tours
DATE: 2014/08/16::
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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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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 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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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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Sequoia National forest,California,March,2014
Sequoia National forest,California,March,2014
DATE: 2014/04/05::
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The Heart of a Firefighter
The Heart of a Firefighter
DATE: 2014/10/01::
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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
DATE: 2015/02/10::
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Thornburg Trail: Hiking Birkhead Mountain Wilderness in Uwharrie National Forest
Thornburg Trail: Hiking Birkhead Mountain Wilderness in Uwharrie National Forest
DATE: 2014/05/31::
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Accessible Adventures: Cabin Rentals in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Accessible Adventures: Cabin Rentals in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
DATE: 2014/09/25::
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Western United States Road Trip
Western United States Road Trip
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Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
DATE: 2012/11/28::
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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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The Cottages At Tenaya Lodge Hotel - Fish Camp - United States
The Cottages At Tenaya Lodge Hotel - Fish Camp - United States
DATE: 2014/07/01::
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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
DATE: 2014/06/25::
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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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The Vintage Hotel - Winter Park - United States
The Vintage Hotel - Winter Park - United States
DATE: 2014/07/01::
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Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort Hotel - United States
Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort Hotel - United States
DATE: 2014/07/01::
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Volcano Eruption - The Eruption of Mt St Helens (1980) - Rare Footage
Volcano Eruption - The Eruption of Mt St Helens (1980) - Rare Footage
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White Chief Mountain Lodge Hotel - Fish Camp - United States
White Chief Mountain Lodge Hotel - Fish Camp - United States
DATE: 2014/07/01::
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Solo Hiking the Lye Brook Wilderness - 2 Days in Vermont
Solo Hiking the Lye Brook Wilderness - 2 Days in Vermont's Green Mountains
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States of Oregon Idaho Travel Destination & Attractions | Visit Hells Canyon National Park Show
States of Oregon Idaho Travel Destination & Attractions | Visit Hells Canyon National Park Show
DATE: 2015/02/23::
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Yellowstone National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site - United States
Yellowstone National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site - United States
DATE: 2013/02/16::
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Attitash Grand Summit Hotel - Bartlett - United States
Attitash Grand Summit Hotel - Bartlett - United States
DATE: 2014/07/01::
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Snow King Resort Hotel - Jackson - United States
Snow King Resort Hotel - Jackson - United States
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United States Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
United States Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
DATE: 2008/12/02::
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Wills Inn - Bartlett Hotel - United States
Wills Inn - Bartlett Hotel - United States
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Fern Forest Getaway Hotel - Eden Roc - United States
Fern Forest Getaway Hotel - Eden Roc - United States
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Marriotts StreamSide Evergreen at Vail Hotel - United States
Marriotts StreamSide Evergreen at Vail Hotel - United States
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Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort Hotel - United States
Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort Hotel - United States
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InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook Hotel - Lincoln - United States
InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook Hotel - Lincoln - United States
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Nordic Village Resort - Jackson - United States
Nordic Village Resort - Jackson - United States
DATE: 2014/06/30::
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Yosemite National Park - Beautiful Video of Yosemite National Part (California - United States)
Yosemite National Park - Beautiful Video of Yosemite National Part (California - 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 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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