Forest Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 25 USCS § 3103 (2) [Title 25. Indians; Chapter 33. National Indian Forest Resources Management], the term forest means “an ecosystem of at least one acre in size, including timberland and woodland, which--

(A) is characterized by a more or less dense and extensive tree cover,

(B) contains, or once contained, at least ten percent tree crown cover, and

(C) is not developed or planned for exclusive nonforest use.”