The Largest Forests In the USA
The largest forest in the United States of America is the Tongass National Forest
in South East Alaska. It is approximately 17 million acres in size and is considered
a rain forest. The forest was established as a national reserve in 1907 by
President Theodore Roosevelt. The Tongass National Forest is inhabited by
approximately 75 thousand people. The vast majority of its people are reliant
on the lands for their livelihood.
However, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is often considered the most well-known
forest for its size in the United States. It exists at approximately a massive
6.3 million acres in Eastern California. The forest is divided up as 10
separate ranger districts held together by a series of mountain ranges. These
ranges are the Santa Rosa’s and the Spring Mountains. The forest covers 13
different counties in Nevada and an additional 6 in California.
The Tonto National Forest is sized at about 2.8 million acres and is located in the
state of Arizona. It is known as a unique, differing forest with huge accents
in elevation throughout. It is said to go as low as 1200 feet and as high as
7500 feet. The Tonto National Forest is home to the Bartlett and Horseshoe Reservoirs, as well as the Saguaro, Canyon, Apache, and Theodore Roosevelt Lake Dam’s.