Talk:US Forest Service Data

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I'm changing boundary=national_forest back to boundary=national_park, boundary=national_forest isn't widely used and is too U.S. specific. If we want to designated them as a specific type of national protected area we should use the boundary=protected_area scheme that seems to be gaining traction. I've added values for tagging national forests with it, boundary:type=protected area is what's been used in Canada to keep things rendering for now. Binary Alchemy 21:18, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

The problem I see with this is that national forests are not national parks as the term is used in the US. They are considered a protected resource with commercial use and are managed by the US Dept of Agriculture, not the National Park Service. Refer to this description in wikipedia. Calling what the government manages as a "timber stand" or "rangeland" a "park" muddies the political issues considerably. I think we should remove boundary=national_park and stick with boundary=protected_area and protect_class=6 Brian Wilson (talk) 19:53, 25 August 2013 (UTC)