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  • agricultural
  • The earliest form of Rangeland Management is not formally deemed part of the natural science studied today, although its roots can be traced to nomadic grazing practices of the neolithic agricultural revolution when humans domesticated plants and animals under pressures from population growth and environmental change. (wikipedia.org)
  • Deforestation is brought about by commercial logging, conversion of woodlands to agricultural land, and the felling of trees for firewood and building material. (wikipedia.org)
  • Runoff from nearby agricultural lands is also found in the natural area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nature Conservancy
  • It doesn't matter if it's from the conservation community, the fishing community or the recreational user community, there are not a lot of things we agree on, but there is one thing we agree on: We'd all like to see more capacity and a greater level of enforcement," said Mark Fox, director of external affairs for The Nature Conservancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • South Africa
  • Because of their functions in rangeland systems, biological soil crusts have been adopted by scientists and land management professionals in the U.S., Australia, and South Africa as a visible indicator of rangeland health. (blm.gov)
  • Over the past three years, our group at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) Wallingford has been leading an international multi-disciplinary team examining the distribution, use and marketing of NTFPs from two species, marula ( Sclerocarya birrea ) in South Africa and Namibia, and crabwood ( Carapa guianensis ) in Guyana, to assess the economic and ecological impacts of their commercialisation on the forest resource base and people's livelihoods. (fao.org)
  • 1996
  • These have been further protected by the provincial Planning Act and Natural Heritage policies since 1996, and by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, the Niagara Escarpment Plan, and the Greenbelt Plan (such as for the Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt or the Ottawa Greenbelt). (wikipedia.org)
  • Congress
  • Letter from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison and National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Director William Pound that encourages Congress to pass a final, bipartisan Water Resources Development Act reauthorization to be signed into law by the President. (nga.org)
  • Letter (from Governor Mead and Governor Brown) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to reform the current federal wildfire suppression funding formula to ensure sufficient resources are dedicated and available for wildfire suppression activities, as the practice of using 10-year average suppression costs for budgeting no longer provides accurate funding estimates for wildfire suppression activities. (nga.org)
  • ecological
  • Pastoralism has become a contemporary anthropological and ecological study as it faces many threats including fragmentation of land, conversion of rangeland into urban development, lack of grazing movement, impending threats on global diversity, damage to species with large terrain, decreases in shared public goods, decreased biological movements, threats of a "tragedy of enclosures", limitation of key resources, reduced biomass and invasive plant species growth. (wikipedia.org)
  • An Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (or ANSI) is an official designation by the provincial Government of Ontario in Canada applied to contiguous geographical regions within the province that have geological or ecological features which are significantly representative provincially, regionally, or locally. (wikipedia.org)
  • sustainability
  • Also, the Paris and Bethel libraries have agreed to allot reference area space for resources about sustainability. (mofga.org)
  • Forest conservation is the practice of planning and maintaining forested areas for the benefit and sustainability of future generations. (wikipedia.org)
  • habitat
  • The main direct pressures on biodiversity identified in the fourth national report (2009) persist today, namely: habitat loss (land use changes), unsustainable mining/overexploitation of resources, pollution/sedimentation and climate change. (cbd.int)
  • forest
  • Finally, Ms. Sprecher was instrumental in the Fiscal Year 2007 and 2008 Kealakekua Heritage Ranch Forest Legacy applications for the acquisition of two conservation easements. (hawaii.gov)
  • In the United States, forest conservation became popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Forest conservation acts to maintain, plan, and improve forested areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • 98% of forest cover in the United States is natural with the remaining 2% being plantation land. (wikipedia.org)
  • The commercialisation of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) has an impact on many groups of people, from poor farmers to small-scale entrepreneurs, and on the resource base. (fao.org)
  • We set out to identify the `winners' and `losers' in forest product commercialisation to help establish methods of sustainable harvest of resources, benefit local producers, and resolve conflicts. (fao.org)
  • Part of the natural area is old-growth forest. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Jakey Hollow Natural Area is considered to be a Northern Conifer Forest Natural Community. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Jakey Hollow Natural Area was originally part of a larger forest that covered the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 1990s, the natural area was part of the Wyoming State Forest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Area
  • A logging mill was located at nearby Fowlers Hollow State Park, which was turned into a campsite and picnic area in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 1987 a large section of the western shore of Henderson Inlet has been managed by the Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, including the former property of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and, to its north, part of the historic Esterly Farm and its associated woodland, which according to local folklore, possibly deriving from native legends, is populated by elves. (wikipedia.org)
  • History of Olympia, Washington Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area Phillips, James W. (1971). (wikipedia.org)
  • Boomtime: A history of the Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area. (wikipedia.org)
  • An Earth Science area is one in which the representative feature was created by geologic processes and consists of the physical elements of a natural landscape, such as the bedrock, landforms, and fossils. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Jakey Hollow Natural Area is a natural area in Jakey Hollow in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Jakey Hollow Natural Area is located in Hemlock Township, Madison Township, and Mount Pleasant Township, in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. (wikipedia.org)
  • The vast majority of the hollow is in Mount Pleasant Township, which is also where the entirety of the natural area is located. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Jakey Hollow Natural Area is located on a small tributary of Little Fishing Creek. (wikipedia.org)
  • A glen is also located in the natural area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two cornfields lie next to the Jakey Hollow Natural Area and the area in the vicinity of it is being developed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of the woods surrounding the natural area is privately owned. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, a stone quarry is found near the natural area. (wikipedia.org)
  • The main tree species in the natural area are second-growth eastern hemlock, a small amount of virgin hemlock, and hardwood trees. (wikipedia.org)
  • The white pine population in the natural area consists of dozens of individuals, some of which more than 100 feet (30 m) high. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is also a layer of herbs and shrubs in the Jakey Hollow Natural Area. (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of bird species inhabit the Jakey Hollow Natural Area. (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of invasive species inhabit the Jakey Hollow Natural Area, including garlic mustard. (wikipedia.org)
  • The hardwood trees in the natural area are 200 years old. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 1950s, Ward Crawford and his brother purchased the land that the Jakey Hollow Natural Area is on and protected it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hunting is permitted in the Jakey Hollow Natural Area. (wikipedia.org)
  • The trail system of the natural area is not formal or well-established. (wikipedia.org)
  • This trail starts at the parking lot for the natural area and climbs down into Jakey Hollow, where it crosses the stream at the bottom of the hollow and climbs up the other side, reaching a field. (wikipedia.org)
  • The paths in the natural area were created by previous visitors. (wikipedia.org)
  • soil
  • When heavy machinery is used to clear forests or develop land, the soil becomes compacted. (wikipedia.org)
  • jurisdiction
  • Prior to passage of SB100, despite early state actions implementing some state land policy through its jurisdiction over state highways, land use planning was almost exclusively exercised by municipalities and counties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since much of this land is under the jurisdiction of DLNR, we have the primary responsibility to eradicate these plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • landscapes
  • I believe that LANDS really showed me how to look at landscapes and the environment to address certain questions. (uvm.edu)
  • A provincially significant ANSI is one for which the site's representative natural features or landscapes are amongst the "best examples" of that feature in the province. (wikipedia.org)
  • made
  • In 1854 a millwright named Harvey Rice Woodard made a claim to the land around the bay that still bears his name, Woodard Bay, which soon became the location of a thriving logging industry that survived, though much diminished in its final years, until 1984. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, this has made the LANDS experience all the more richer. (uvm.edu)
  • Gifford Pinchot made conservation a popular word in its application to natural resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • Letter (from Governor Brown and Governor Mead) to the Senate Environment and Public Works and House Natural Resources Committees on the need for continued input from the states before legislation is introduce altering the Endangered Species Act. (nga.org)
  • The mission of the South Dakota conservation partnership is to provide leadership and administer programs to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment. (volunteermatch.org)
  • Earth Team volunteers work side-by-side with conservation professionals to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment. (volunteermatch.org)
  • In addition, the Environment Conservation Act defines the environment as "the aggregate of surrounding objects, conditions and influences that influence the life and habits of man or any other organism or collection of organisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • species
  • The final criterion is consideration for other characteristics, such as the presence of species at risk, unique or important local habitats, atypical features, and its value as an educational or scientific resource. (wikipedia.org)
  • system
  • They also face a lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate services and may be unfamiliar with the U.S. health system or local resources. (mofga.org)
  • years
  • The Iowa Innovation Corporation and its partner, the Iowa Innovation Council, have been working for several years to bridge the resource gap that plagues the state’s emerging technology companies. (issuu.com)
  • Hostile encounters and booby traps along with a variety of other criminal acts have been associated with the illegal cultivation of marijuana on State land, jail time ranges from 5 years to 20 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • reports
  • Here you will find a collection of articles, books, fact sheets and technical memos, reports and studies related to saving farm and ranch land and supporting agriculture. (farmlandinfo.org)
  • community
  • The LANDS interns provided us with an opportunity to forge a greater relationship with UVM, to provide an educational opportunity, and to have community members see the passion that these students brought to their work. (uvm.edu)
  • policies
  • One million people were affected by projects financed by the World Bank alone, and at the heart of the operational policies were free, prior and informed consent, and customary rights to land and resources - of keen importance to indigenous peoples. (un.org)
  • Categories include: a) natural resource skills, b) organizational knowledge, c) land conservation policies and tools, and d) professional skills. (uvm.edu)
  • field
  • It gives an excellently broad look at the field of conservation. (uvm.edu)
  • This experience has certainly enhanced my understanding of conserved lands and the multi-dimensional field that it is. (uvm.edu)
  • 2016
  • Republic Services announced in May 2017 that it will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by a factor of three above what it used in 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of November, 2016 Republic Services operated a fleet of almost 2,500 CNG-powered vehicles, supported by 38 natural gas fueling stations. (wikipedia.org)
  • organic
  • Australian Associated Press - West Australian farmer Steve Marsh, who tried to sue his neighbour after genetically modified canola blew on to his land, contaminating his organic crop, must now pay a hefty court costs bill after a stay order was lifted. (mofga.org)
  • They are formed when natural organic material, such as the decaying vegetation commonly found in lakes and reservoirs, reacts with chlorine used to treat the water. (valleywater.org)
  • Impacts
  • During a spill, EC Biologists advise the Federal On- Scene Coordinator about possible impacts of response actions to threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, anadromous fish, some marine mammals, and Service lands. (fws.gov)
  • A 2010 report from the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) International Panel of Sustainable Resource Management stated: Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth and increasing consumption of animal products. (wikipedia.org)
  • Management
  • Thus, being aware of these deficit alternative sources of energy, afforestation (massive plantation) program and efficient utilization and management of forest land should continue to receive attention based on research results for a greater biomass and quality production. (omicsonline.org)
  • Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. (nhbs.com)
  • Complex
  • In natural environments, the proximate and ultimate ecological factors driving thermal behavior are frequently complex and not easily separated. (usda.gov)
  • The conservation park is located within the South Australian Government region of Eyre and Western, the Great Victoria Desert Bioregion and the RAAF Woomera Range Complex. (wikipedia.org)
  • legislative
  • The Constitution requires the state to take "reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation" of the right of everyone to have access to housing. (wikipedia.org)
  • protect
  • This information is critical for developing effective water quality standards, which protect these valuable resources and the watersheds that support them. (fws.gov)
  • This museum's states on its website that its purpose is to "honor these heroes and educate the public about their work and the natural resources they protect. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fire is largely prevented today in an effort to protect property, so the scrub lands become overgrown and plants, such as the lupine, that require open, bare spots for sunlight become shaded out. (wikipedia.org)
  • public
  • honoring and memorializing fallen heroes and other officers, who work in a largely unsung role, thereby helping their morale, and educating the public about the work and mission of conservation officers, thereby increasing support for their efforts. (wikipedia.org)
  • These departments typically patrol state or provincial parks and public lands and waterways dedicated to hunting and fishing, and also enforce state or provincial game and environmental laws on private property. (wikipedia.org)
  • Water is a public resource and this could make water become a private industry. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy has assisted more than a dozen units of government in creating or expanding public natural areas and parks. (wikipedia.org)
  • environmental
  • The decision was unlawful also in that it contravened a town-planning scheme and land and environmental legislation, and had been taken without affording a hearing to local residents. (wikipedia.org)
  • local
  • Snails, fish, sediment, plants, etc. could be gathered from a local lake to create a natural lake system. (docplayer.net)
  • Most of Samoa's land is under customary ownership, about 81% of which is governed at the local level by matai, the chiefly heads of families. (wikipedia.org)
  • Development
  • Indigenous Politics, Development and Identity in Peninsular Malaysia: the Orang Asli and the Contest for Resources" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Programs include classroom visits, teacher training and curriculum development and web links and printed resources for teachers. (wikipedia.org)
  • state
  • In partnership with other affected state, tribal, and federal natural resource trustees, EC Biologists plan and implement natural resource restoration activities. (fws.gov)
  • The case was concerned with the state using its powers conferred under the 1954 Act to evict Orang Asli from gazetted Orang Asli Reserve Land. (wikipedia.org)
  • The South African government established a transit camp on state-owned land which had previously been used as a prison farm. (wikipedia.org)
  • it was a decision taken by the state as owner of the land. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tallaringa Conservation Park is a protected area located in the west of the Australian state of South Australia about 615 kilometres (382 miles) north west of the city of Port Augusta and about 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of the town of Coober Pedy. (wikipedia.org)
  • therefore
  • Conservation projects therefore take place in partnership with matai, such as the lowland rainforest preserve in Falealupo village, at the western tip of Savai'i and Tafua village on the south east coast. (wikipedia.org)
  • includes
  • However, the Act also includes the power accorded to the Director-General of the JHEOA to order Orang Asli out of such reserved land at its discretion, and award compensation to affected people, also at its discretion. (wikipedia.org)
  • River
  • Her student is misplaced loved in the natural heterodoxy Written River: A Journal of EcoPoetics and in a history series Compared Rebearth: rights with a World Ensouled. (keepergoals.com)
  • foreign
  • The timing resource looks foreign. (southwayinc.com)
  • Strangites believe that while The Book of the Law was lost to the Old World during Israel's captivity in foreign lands, a copy was included in the plates the ancient prophet Nephi took with him to the New World, thus preserving it. (wikipedia.org)
  • international
  • Founded on a temporary basis in the 1990s, the permanent museum opened in 2005 at the same location "for its natural beauty, central North American location and recognition as an international tourism destination. (wikipedia.org)
  • government
  • 26 of the 50 U.S. states have government departments entitled Department of Natural Resources or a similar title. (wikipedia.org)
  • The government, in turn, argued that it had a constitutional obligation to assist the flood victims, and that, as owner of the land, it was entitled to make the land available for such purpose. (wikipedia.org)
  • GTRLC is also a member of the Land Trust Alliance, a Washington D.C.-based organization which performs a similar role with the U.S. Congress and appropriate departments of the Federal Government. (wikipedia.org)
  • production
  • This estimate was based on life-cycle analysis, including feed production, land use changes, etc., and used GWP (global warming potential) of 23 for methane and 296 for nitrous oxide, to convert emissions of these gases to 100-year CO2 equivalents. (wikipedia.org)
  • miles
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 607 square miles (1,570 km2), of which 445 square miles (1,150 km2) is land and 162 square miles (420 km2) (27%) is water. (wikipedia.org)