Definitions for "National forest"
Public lands set aside to provide for multiple benefits and for multiple uses. Mining, grazing, and timber harvesting are allowed. Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
Federal lands that have been designated by Executive order or statute as National Forest or purchase units and other lands under the administration of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, including experimental areas and Bankhead-Jones Title III lands.
Public lands administered by the USDA Forest Service. These are forested lands that are supposed to have multiple use management, but in the last 30 years, have been dominated by the timber industry for deforestation purposes. A national forest also allows mining and grazing industries to extract the public resources, always at below market value. The national forest in the Umpqua basin is the Umpqua National Forest.