national forest

noun

Definition of national forest

: a usually forested area of considerable extent that is preserved by government decree from private exploitation and is harvested only under supervision

Examples of national forest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ranch also offers trips into the national forest on ATVs, for those not ready for eight hours in a saddle. Eric Jay Toll, Chicago Tribune, 13 July 2022 The animals increasingly recognized they could be hunted on the adjacent national forest and sought refuge in the national park. Felicia Fonseca, ajc, 26 June 2022 The public would not be able to enter any national forest lands, roads or trails due to extreme fire danger. The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2022 The group was formed to quell the decades-long, contentious fights over forest management policies for national forest lands in the northern Sierra Nevada. Phil Willonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 The workout would be routine: an hourlong run, likely along Forest Road 250, which bisects the ranch and continues into the national forest, following the Conejos River upstream. Jon Billman, Outside Online, 13 Mar. 2017 Christyne Meier of Vancouver died in the national forest within Hood River County, according to the county sheriff’s office. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 3 Dec. 2021 The restrictions are in effect throughout the 820,000-acre national forest with few exceptions, the forest announced. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 The cabins at Whispering Pines are spread across 13 acres of pine and oak timber abutting the national forest. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of national forest

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national forest was in 1848

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5 Aug 2022

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“National forest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/national%20forest. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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