By V. Alaric Sample

Wooded area Conservation coverage: A Reference instruction manual chronicles the dramatic historical past, present prestige, and international impression of U.S. wooded area coverage. starting with the principles of early woodland legislation through the colonial interval in the course of the upward thrust of the Conservation move within the wake of nineteenth century titanic wooded area exploitation, this reference additionally discusses the environmental demanding situations that experience rewritten contemporary U.S. wooded area coverage and explores destiny coverage directions.What are the consequences of woodland destruction on organic range? Has the sustainable wooded area administration move been powerful? Given the truth that person landowners regulate the best percentage of U.S. forestland, how are forests on inner most lands regulated? scholars and anxious electorate alike will notice solutions to those and different serious questions relating to what's left of the nation's dwindling forests.

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Cut-and-run”—the practice of stripping the timber, abandoning the land, and moving on to other places where timber was still plentiful and land cheap—remained the unofficial forest policy of the lumber industry. From the perspective of the forester and of communities left behind to cope with cut-over hillsides that could do little to hold back the spring floods, cut-and-run timber exploitation was no longer acceptable. With the timber industry unwilling to take the initiative to prohibit destructive methods of logging, a number of proposals were developed for making basic sustainable forest management practices mandatory on private lands, with either the Federal or state government in charge of enforcing these rules.

S. 3 Recreation Visits for National Forests and National Parks, 1924–1996 Sources: Recreation visits for National Parks from 1924 to 1964: M. Clawson. The Federal Lands since 1956: Recent Trends in Use and Management. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press for Resources for the Future, 1967, appendix table 4, p. 60, and appendix table 36, p. 95. Recreation visits for National Forests from 1924 to 1996: Forest History Society. html, accessed April 6, 2003. Recreation visits for National Parks from 1965 to 1996: United States Department of the Interior National Park Service.

Conserving Biological Diversity 33 Conserving Biological Diversity The conservation of biological diversity, and especially the protection of habitat for threatened or endangered species, has emerged as one of the foremost issues in forest management both in the United States and around the world. Although forest managers have been able to adapt to the need to provide an everbroader array of forest values and uses, the increasing need to conserve biological diversity may be the most challenging yet.

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