Iconic places of the US Forest Service : conditions and concerns
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The US Forest Service manages over 7 million acres of areas protected either by Congress through legislation or by the Executive Branch via proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act. These sites are singled out for their outstanding examples of plant and animal communities, recreation settings, geological features, scenic grandeur, or other special attributes. These iconic places are often culturally important to tribes and local residents. Recreation and other uses of iconic places generate economic activity and support local communities. Despite their importance, there has been little research on the current conditions and needs of these places. This project examines current conditions and management of iconic places as well as management needs to sustain these places for the future.
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