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forest

an area of woodland, historically, one owned by the sovereign and set apart as a hunting ground with its own laws and officers.
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Since 1954, only 3.9 percent of the forested acreage has been harvested, and logging will never cover more than 10 percent (1.7 million) of the Tongass' 17 million acres.
Forested common lands comprised substantial segments of America's colonial 17th century towns, particularly in New England, where town proprietors established community settlements and controlled property divisions.
This bill proposes "a series of pilot projects to encourage collaborative approaches to, and to provide research on, the rehabilitation of forest ecosystem health following uncharacteristic disturbances of forested federal lands."