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forest reserve

an area of forest set aside and preserved by the government as a wilderness, national park, or the like.
Origin of forest reserve
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It's in forest reserve, you see, and can't be bought by the lumber companies.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • The new Superior Preserve is valuable as a game and forest reserve, and nothing else.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • He recommended to President Harrison that the tract in question should be constituted a forest reserve.

  • They have asked Congress to set aside for these animals a portion of the forest reserve.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune Richard Harding Davis
  • forest reserve land in Beaverhead and Sheridan is allotted to ranches for cattle range.

  • Union is a large county with no forest reserve area and has been homesteaded rapidly.

  • In deriving these figures the Census Board has included the forest reserve territory.

  • Finally Uncle Sam had sliced off most of the acreage still left and called it a forest reserve.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • The forest reserve policy can be successful only when it has the full support of the people of the West.

  • Many persons do not realize the difference between a forest reserve and a National Park.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills

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