for·​est·​land | \ ˈfȯr-əst-ˌland How to pronounce forestland (audio) , ˈfär- \

Definition of forestland

: land covered with forest or reserved for the growth of forests

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Examples of forestland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mason and Newsom said Democratic President Joe Biden's new administration should also invest more in forest projects, given that more than half of California's forestland is federally owned. CBS News, "California to devote $536 million in fight against devastating wildfires," 9 Apr. 2021 Golden's two bills have received anything but a warm welcome from forestland owners and timber industry lobbyists who see them as more pointless red tape. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Oregon lawmakers move to cut timber industry ties on forest board, seat environmentalists," 31 Mar. 2021 Since 2014, Ingka Investments has bought around 612,821 acres of forestland in the US, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Ikea bought 11,000 acres of forest in Georgia to protect it from development," 31 Jan. 2021 The state land sits amid a patchwork of private forestland, national forest and land owned by the Bureau of Land Management. oregonlive, "Wildfire recovery plan for Santiam State Forest garners blowback from all corners," 15 Jan. 2021 More than one-tenth of California’s forestland — close to 4.2 million acres — has burned this year, more than any other on record. J.d. Morris,, "California must burn more of its forests to save them. Is the public ready?," 28 Dec. 2020 Over the past 400 years, state forestland has declined from as high as 95% in the early 1600s to 30% in the early to mid-1800s. Jesse Leavenworth,, "DEEP report: Connecticut’s forest coverage remains ‘remarkable’, but insects, weather and development are continued threats," 1 Dec. 2020 Clackamas County spans suburban housing developments, rural farms and dense forestland. oregonlive, "Clackamas County wildfire still completely uncontained, but growth slowing," 12 Sep. 2020 The Conservation Fund has bought more than 70,000 acres of Minnesota forestland from the Potlatch lumber company for nearly $48 million in one of the largest conservation efforts in the state’s recent history. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, "The Conservation Fund buys thousands of acres of Minnesota forestland," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of forestland

1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forestland was in 1649

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17 Apr 2021

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“Forestland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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