State forest

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These signs at the entrance to the Belanglo State Forest in Australia advise visitors with instruction and warning.

A state forest is a forest that is administered or protected by some agency of a sovereign or federated state, or territory.

Background[edit]

Map illustrates Redwood National and State Parks features and boundaries.

The precise application of the term varies by jurisdiction. For example:

Purposes[edit]

The purpose of a state forest varies between countries and the quality of the landscape it covers.[1] In many places, state forests are divided into land for logging plantations, area for conservation, area for livestock grazing and area for visitor recreation.

As an example, in the state of California, the Redwood National and State Parks are a string of protected forests, beaches and grasslands along Northern California’s coast. These are wonded by both the U.S. federal government, and the State of California.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bearss, Edwin C. (1969). Redwood National Park; History Basic Data. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Division of History, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation. 
  2. ^ "Redwood National and State Parks (U.S. National Park Service)". nps.gov. Retrieved 24 April 2018.