national forest

noun

: 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 In Ketchikan, a four-hour Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast in Tongass National Forest (America’s largest national forest) scores big buzz. Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Mar. 2024 Since 1965, the club has participated to the Penny Pines program, a project run by the USDA Forest Service that restores national forests in California. Mylene Stolpe, The Mercury News, 16 June 2024 Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in effect for four of Arizona's six national forests as wildfire season ramps up. Rafael Carranza, The Arizona Republic, 10 June 2024 The revelations about Nestlé piping water out of the national forest sparked an outpouring of opposition and prompted several complaints to California regulators questioning the company’s water rights claims, which led to the state’s investigation. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for national forest 

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of national forest was in 1848

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“National forest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/national%20forest. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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