Battlement Mesa Forest Reserve
Battlement Mesa Forest Reserve was established by the General Land Office in Colorado on December 24, 1892 with 858,240 acres (3,473.2 km2). In 1905 all federal forests were transferred to the U.S. Forest Service. On July 1, 1908 part of the forest was combined with Holy Cross National Forest, part was renamed Battlement National Forest, and the original name was discontinued. The lands are presently included in White River National Forest and Grand Mesa National Forest.
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- Forest History Society
- Listing of the National Forests of the United States and Their Dates (from the Forest History Society website) Text from Davis, Richard C., ed. Encyclopedia of American Forest and Conservation History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company for the Forest History Society, 1983. Vol. II, pp. 743-788.