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APES CH10 Vocab
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value of an organism, species, ecosystem, or the earth's biodiversity based on its existence, regardless of whether it has any usefulness to humans
example of non-use value; satisfaction gained from appreciation for nature and its visual pleasure and beauty
forest that has never been cut or has regenerated and not seriously disturbed by humans for at least several hundred years
a privately owned forest managed for timber production.
method used to harvest trees where mature and intermediate-aged trees are cut individually or in small clusters and younger trees remain to grow in and reforest the area
method used to harvest trees where all trees are removed from an area
method used to harvest trees that is a specific type of clear-cutting; removing a strip of trees along the contour of the land so regeneration of the narrow strip can occur naturally in a few years
A form of selective cutting in which most or all of the largest trees are removed that leads to a loss of biodiversity and environmental degradation.
Monetary assistance granted by a government to a person or group in support of an enterprise regarded as being in the public interest. Financial help.
Practicing sustainability in forestry, we can use forests more sustainably by emphasizing the economic value of their ecological services, harvesting trees no faster than they're replenished, and protecting old-growth and vulnerable areas.
type of forest fire; usually burn only undergroth and leaf litter on forest floor
Extremely hot fires that burn whole trees and leap from treetop to treetop. Surface fires help prevent these harmful fires.
Common in northern peat bogs, these surface fires go underground and burn partially decayed leaves or peat. They can last for weeks.
Small, contained surface fires set by people in order to lessen the risk of crown fires.
healthy forest restoration act
Passed in 2003, this law states that: timber companies can cut down economically valuable medium-size and large trees in 71% of the total area of the national forests in return for clearing away smaller, more fire-prone trees and underbrush. This law also exempts most thinning projects from environmental reviews and appeals currently required by forest protection laws. CONTROVERSIAL LAW because it actually makes forests more prone to fires.
a swamp in which peat has accumulated.
This makes it financially attractive for countries to protect their tropical forests in return for foreign aid or debt relief.
Restrictions on a deed that bar future owners from developing the land.
green belt movement
an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods.
An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds.
Destruction of vegetation when too many grazing animals feed too long and exceed the carrying capacity of a rangeland or pasture area.
Thin strips of lush vegetation along streams or rivers. These help cool the water because of shade. This makes the water more habitable for trout.
Consist of land in private ownership when a park was established. These are an issue when owners develop the land. Harms the park's ecosystem.
Establishing these between isolated reserves can help support more species and allow for migration of vertebrates that need large ranges. These allow for migration and there are other benefits. There are also drawbacks, such as threatening isolated populations.
biodiversity hot spots
Contain a large number of endemic plant and animal species that are found nowhere else. Also have lost much of their critical habitat. There are 34
Trying to return a particular degraded habitat or ecosystem to a condition as similar as possible to its natural state.
Attempting to turn a degraded ecosystem back into a functional or useful ecosystem without trying to restore it to its original condition. Removing pollutants and replanting areas such as mining sites, landfills, and clear cut forests to reduce soil erosion.
Deliberate alteration of a degraded habitat or ecosystem to restore as much of its ecological structure and function as possible.
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