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 Also 31% contained was the South Fork Complex fire, straddling the border of the Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers national forests, mostly in Humboldt County. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 The National Forest Foundation is a nonprofit created by Congress to support national forests. Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News, 7 Apr. 2023 The Smith River Complex fire has prompted evacuations, closed much of the national forest and remained only 7% contained, according to the incident command team. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 And because of that, Naming this national forest after him is offensive to many people, but [00:09:00] never to miss an opportunity to do the wrong thing. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2023 Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument includes national forest lands and areas overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic, 8 Aug. 2023 GreenLight still needs permission from the U.S. Forest Service, as the sites are within a national forest, Colton said. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2023 Committee Republicans held a field hearing at the California national park Friday to focus on potential changes to conservation efforts with national forests, contending that current strategies and long review periods pose risks, including forest fires. Alex Thomas, Arkansas Online, 15 Aug. 2023 Rent some bikes or a couple of horses, or just lace up your hiking boots, and wander through three national forests from Lewisburg to Slabtown, West Virginia. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 31 July 2023 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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