Public lands set aside to provide for multiple benefits and for multiple uses. Mining, grazing, and timber harvesting are allowed. Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
Federal lands that have been designated by Executive order or statute as National Forest or purchase units and other lands under the administration of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, including experimental areas and Bankhead-Jones Title III lands.
Public lands administered by the USDA Forest Service. These are forested lands that are supposed to have multiple use management, but in the last 30 years, have been dominated by the timber industry for deforestation purposes. A national forest also allows mining and grazing industries to extract the public resources, always at below market value. The national forest in the Umpqua basin is the Umpqua National Forest.
Federally owned land managed to provide wood, water, and other uses for the benefit of the people of the United States. National forests are under the administration of the Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
a land of many uses and hence, many users
a large area of public land managed primarily for commercial timber production, with recreation allowed, while a National Park is a smaller area set aside for its scenic value, with no timber production allowed
Federally owned forest land managed by the US Forest Service.
Originally, forest reserves, established by Presidential proclamation mostly between 1891 and 1909. Today, the boundaries of the 155 national forests cannot be modified without congressional authorization, although many (especially eastern) national forests are combined for easier administration. The 117 administrative units, commonly referred to as national forests, are managed by the Forest Service for multiple use and sustained yield of renewable resources, as determined in forest plans.
An initiative of the Countryside Agency to create nearly 500 square kilometres (194 square miles) of forest in Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
National Forest is the vehicle for musician Daniel Cowley. He primarily creates fairly laid-back electronica, created at home using a PC, record player, keyboards, guitar and a microphone and mixed in Manchester. Musical influences include Grandaddy, My Bloody Valentine and Max Tundra.