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national forest

forested land owned, maintained, and preserved by the U.S. government.
Origin of national forest
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This brings us then to the financial aspect of the national forest movement.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • In our national forest there is an oak that first saw life in the year 1564.

    William Shakespeare Samuel Levy Bensusan
  • That will be when every national forest is made a game preserve, and every forest ranger is made a game warden.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • Many other cases could be cited from this and other national forest Districts.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • Thus the average national forest comprises about one million acres of government lands.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • "His mill is on national forest land, and we ought to try and save it," he said.

    The Boy With the U. S. Foresters Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Prior use and occupancy of national forest lands for grazing purposes is the first and foremost requirement.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • They must be as free to take up claims as if there wasn't no national forest.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey
  • The same spirit explains the furious outcry that miners are driven off the national forest land.

  • In the third place, with an Indian reservation on one side and a national forest on the other, it's bound to be lonely.

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