Items starting with N

National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (NFLRMP)

Also called the Forest Plan or just the Plan, this document guides the management of a particular National Forest and establishes management standards and guidelines for all lands of that National Forest.

National Forest Management Act of 1976 (NFMA)

NFMA is the primary statute governing the administration of National Forests. NFMA requires the Secretary of Agriculture to assess forest lands, develop management programs based on multiple-use and sustained yield principles, and implement a Land and Resource Management Plan for each National Forest.

National Forest System road

A classified forest road under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service. The term 'National Forest System road' is synonymous with the term 'Forest development road', as used in 23 U.S.C. 205. A forest road other than a road which has been authorized by a legally documented right-of-way held by a State, county, or other local public road authority.

National Forest System trail

A forest trail other than a trail which has been authorized by a legally documented right-of-way held by a State, county, or other local public road authority.

National Park Service

The agency of the US Department of the Interior responsible for the administration of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites. It is distinct from the USDA Forest Service both administratively and by mission.

National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass

Covers entrance fees at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Reclamation.

Native (Indigenous) Species

A species of plant or animal that naturally occurs in an area and that was not introduced by humans.

Natural amenities

Attributes that enhance a location as a place to live which are physical as opposed to social or economic.

Natural Barrier

A natural feature, such as a dense stand of trees or downfall, that will restrict animal travel.

Natural Resource

A feature of the natural environment that is of value in serving human needs.


National Environmental Policy Act

Nest Survey

A way to estimate the size of a bird population by counting the number of nests in a given area.

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