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United States Department of Agriculture

National Forest Management Act (NFMA)/Planning

National Forest Management Act (NFMA)/ Planning

The days have ended when the forest may be viewed only as trees and trees viewed only as timber. The soil and the water, the grasses and the shrubs, the fish and the wildlife, and the beauty of the forest must become integral parts of the resource manager's thinking and actions.” -Senator Hubert Humphrey, 1976