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Woods and Forests

State Regulation, National And State Forests

A comprehensive term for a large collection of trees in their natural setting and the property on which they stand.

State and federal laws govern the harvesting, reforestation, and other uses of woods and forests. The federal government maintains a system of national forests under the direction of the Forest Service, and most states also have forested land set aside as reserves.

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Environmental Law.

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