For example, living in a tent in your backyard is probably illegal. The reason is that tents do not satisfy the parameters that most city ordinances have created regarding safe human dwellings. On the other hand, it is probably legal to live in a camper or recreational vehicle (RV) on your land.
What is the difference between Forest Service land and BLM land?
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)and the U.S.Forest Service (USFS) have similar missions. Both agencies are required to manage public lands according to multiple use, sustained yield mandates. However, BLM manages much less forest land and much more rangeland than the US Forest Service.