State forest

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This sign at the entrance to the Belanglo State Forest in Australia advises visitors to "please be careful".

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

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. In most[weasel words] places, state forests are divided into land for logging plantations, area for conservation, area for livestock grazing and area for visitor recreation.

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