What is the difference between the Forest Service, the National Park Service, Department of Natural Resources, and State parks?

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What is the difference between the Forest Service, the National Park Service, Department of Natural Resources, and State parks?

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The Forest Service manages the National Forests, and is dedicated to management for multiple uses and benefits, and for the sustained yield of renewable resources such as water, forage, wildlife, wood, and recreation. Multiple use means managing resources under the best combination of uses to benefit the people, while ensuring the productivity of the land and protecting the environment. The National Park Service focuses on preservation. The agency manages National Park system areas to preserve, unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this, and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. Washington State Parks are similar to National Parks but are managed on a state level and have different regulations. There are 125 state parks in Washington. The

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