Placing ourselves in the landscape...

Ottawa National Forest

The National Forest Reservation Commission approved the Ottawa purchase unit 1928 and on January 27, 1931, the President deemed the purchase unit the Ottawa National Forest. After a series of extensions and additions, the total acreage rests at 1,743,303.778, which was much improved from the original forest's 253,551.07 acres.

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