Article published Dec 30, 2007
OCALA NATIONAL FOREST
Forest Service must allow for use of lands, but still preserve them for future
BY SUSAN LATHAM CARR
President Theodore Roosevelt "proclaimed more national forests...than other presidents," said Rick Lint, Ocala Forest's district ranger.
So, Congress passed a bill taking away a president's power to create national forests.
Roosevelt signed it at "the last minute" while the USFS was picking land to designate national forest land.
Before signing the bill limiting his own power, Roosevelt created the national forests. They became known as "midnight forests," because the action was taken so quickly.
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