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Title: The Ouachita and Ozark- St. Francis National Forests: A History of the Lands and USDA Forest Service Tenure

Author: Strausberg, Stephen; Hough, Walter A.;

Date: 1997

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-121. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: A brief history of the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests shows that many factors influenced the land, vegetation, wildlife, and other resources that have beenunder USDA Forest Serviceadministration for almost 90 years. This history indicates that laws, acts, and regulations not only created the national forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma but continue to give more specific direction for their use and management. The effects of political and judicial decisionson these forests havebeen tremendous.

Keywords: History, Ouachita National Forest, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, land management, public lands

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Strausberg, Stephen; Hough, Walter A. 1997. The Ouachita and Ozark- St. Francis National Forests: A History of the Lands and USDA Forest Service Tenure. Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-121. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.

 


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