Entry from US English dictionary
A large expanse of forest that is owned, maintained, and preserved by the federal government.
- 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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