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1. There are more than 150 areas in the United States that carry the National Forest name. Similar in name to the first National Park, in 1891 which area became the first National Forest in the United States through an executive order of President Benjamin Harrison?
2. The Forest Reserve Act of 1891 gave the President of the United States the power to set aside areas in the public domain as forest reserves. One President, in particular, more than doubled the forest reserve land area during his time in office in the early 1900s. What is the name of this President who had a National Forest near Fort Collins, Colorado re-named in his honor in 1932?
3. The majority of areas designated as National Forests in the United States are located in the western portion of the country. However, one in particular lies considerably east of all others and it is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. What is the name of this area known for its Taíno petroglyphs and the mountain El Toro?
4. One particular area that I have hiked several times is Nantahala National Forest located near the city of Waynesville. The forest contains parts of four extensive hiking trails including the Appalachian, Bartram, Foothills, and Mountains-to-Sea Trails. In what state can one find Nantahala National Forest?
5. Our next National Forest is located in the state of Alaska along both the Pacific Ocean and the Canadian province of British Columbia. What is the name of this massive National Forest that includes the Misty Fjords and Admiralty Island National Monuments as well as three native Alaskan tribes known as the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian who live in its boundaries?
6. One state has by far the greatest percentage of its area occupied by National Forests at 38.2%. Within which state are Payette, Salmon-Challis, Nez Perce, and Clearwater National Forests?
7. With an area of more than 1.25 million acres, this National Forest is found in the states of South Dakota and Wyoming. Within this area's boundaries is Harney Peak, the highest mountain in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Known for its ponderosa pine and uniquely colored landscape, what is the name of this National Forest near Rapid City?
8. The state of California contains 18 areas designated as National Forest. The largest of these takes its name from two of the counties in which it is located. Located near the city of Redding, what is the name of this National Forest that includes the fifth highest mountain in California and its largest man-made lake?
9. There have been several influential frontiersman in the history of the United States and who better to name a National Forest after than one of them. Which National Forest in Kentucky, named Cumberland National Forest until 1966, contains Red River Gorge as well as numerous navigable caves?
10. Our final National Forest has a name that seems as though it would be in the Southeastern United States but it is actually found in the state of Utah. Located on the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River, which National Forest contains Brian Head Peak and the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness area?
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