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forest reserve

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  1. an area of forest set aside and preserved by the government as a wilderness, national park, or the like.
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Origin of forest reserve

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • It is the cardinal principle of the forest-reserve policy of this Administration that the reserves are for use.

    State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt