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national forest

Syllabification: na·tion·al for·est

Definition of national forest in English:

noun

A large expanse of forest that is owned, maintained, and preserved by the federal government.
Example sentences
  • Based on our policy agenda for ecosystem restoration and maintenance, we agreed that national forest roadless areas needed greater protection.
  • In winter the buffalo often migrate down out of the deep snows of Yellowstone onto national forest lands in search of forage.
  • Prompting the lawsuit was a leaked agency draft of new regulations being considered for national forest planning.

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