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  Q. I want to scatter burial ashes of a loved one. Can I do this in a national forest?

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There are no rules or regulations within the Forest Service addressing this issue. However, some states (California) regulate or prohibit the scattering of ashes. It is important you check local and state regulations and laws pertaining to this activity.