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1 Copyright © 2006 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Benjamin Cummings PowerPoint ® Slides prepared by Jay Withgott and Heidi Marcum Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Ch 12 Resource Management, Forestry, Land Use, and Protected Areas Part 2: Environmental Issues and the Search for Solutions

2 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Lecture Outlines Chapter 12 Environment: The Science behind the Stories 4th Edition Withgott/Brennan

3 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 1: Review Which of the following is not part of the ecological value of forests? a)Erosion prevention b)Decreased flooding c)Carbon storage d)Climate moderation e)All of the above are values of forests

4 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 2: Review Which of the following statement regarding forest management is false? a)Deforestation in the U.S. has occurred for centuries b)Timber companies move on after an area is deforested c)Tropical countries have lost the majority of forests so timber companies won’t be going there d)Governments in developing countries help logging companies at the expense of native people

5 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 3: Review Tree harvesting by clear-cutting…. a)Cuts all trees in an area, leaving only stumps b)Cuts most trees, but leaves some to produce seeds c)Cuts most trees, but leaves some to shelter seedlings d)Produces uneven-aged tree stands

6 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 4: Review The Conservation Reserve Program: a)Pays farmers subsidies to drain wetlands b)Pays farmers subsidies to protect wetlands c)Pays farmers to increase livestock on BLM lands d)Encourages cities to drain wetlands for expansion

7 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 5: Review Which areas are off limits to all development? a)National forests b)National parks c)Wilderness areas d)BLM lands

8 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings This lecture will help you understand: Resource management Forests and forest loss Forest contributions and loss Forest management and harvest methods Agricultural land use The major federal land management agencies Park and preserve design

9 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings The paper in this book is made from trees sustainably grown, managed, harvested, and processed -This does not deplete mature trees or degrade ecological functions -The mill recycles chemicals and paper and burns discarded lignin to help provide power Central Case: Certified sustainable paper This paper is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)- certified from sources that use sustainable practices

10 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Resources are vital to us We need to carefully manage the limited resources we take from the natural world Resource management = the practice of harvesting potentially renewable resources in ways that do not deplete them -Resource managers are influenced by political, economic, and social factors -A key question is whether to focus on the resource of interest or to look more broadly at the entire environmental system

11 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Natural resources are vital to us We need resources -Soils: agriculture, natural communities -Water: drinking, agriculture, wildlife -Wildlife and fisheries: game, nongame, and marine species -Rangeland: livestock -Minerals: mined nonrenewable resources

12 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Maximum sustainable yield Maximum sustainable yield = aims to achieve the maximum amount of resource extraction -Without depleting the resource from one harvest to the next Populations grow most rapidly at an intermediate size -Population size is about half its carrying capacity -Managed populations are well below what they would naturally be Reducing populations so drastically affects other species and can change the entire ecosystem

13 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Ecosystem-based management Ecosystem-based management = managing the harvesting of resources to minimize impact on the ecosystems and ecological processes -Carefully managing ecologically important areas -Considering patterns at the landscape level -Protecting some forested areas It is challenging for managers to determine how to implement this type of management -Ecosystems are complex, and our understanding of how they operate is limited

14 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Forest Management* Forests cover over 30% of Earth’s land surface -Provide habitat, maintain soil, air, and water quality, and play key roles in biogeochemical cycles -Provide wood for fuel, construction, paper production Foresters, professionals who manage forests through the practice of forestry, must balance ecosystem services with demand for wood products

15 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Many kinds of forests exist Forest = any ecosystem with a high density of trees -Boreal forest = in Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia -Tropical rainforest = South and Central America, Africa, Indonesia, and southeast Asia -Temperate deciduous forests, temperate rainforests, and tropical dry forests also exist -Woodlands = ecosystems with lower density of trees Plant communities differ due to soil and climate -Forest types = are defined by predominant tree species

16 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Forest types The Eastern U.S. has 10 forest types -Spruce-fir, oak- hickory, longleaf-slash pine The Western U.S. holds 13 forest types -Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper woodlands

17 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Ecological value of forests One of the richest ecosystems for biodiversity -Structural complexity houses great biodiversity A forest provides many ecosystem services -Stabilizes soil and prevents erosion -Slows runoff, lessens flooding, purifies water -Stores carbon, releases oxygen, moderates climate

18 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Economic value of forests Benefits: fuel, shelter, transportation (boats), paper Helped society achieve a high standard of living Logging Locations: -Boreal Forests: Canada, Russia -Rainforests: Brazil, Indonesia -Conifer Forests/Pine Plantations: U.S. In 2005, over 1/3 all forests were designated for timber production

19 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Demand for wood leads to deforestation Deforestation = the clearing and loss of forests -Alters landscapes and ecosystems -Degrades soil -Causes species decline and extinction -Ruins civilizations -Adds carbon dioxide to the air Developing countries boost their economies and get land for their growing populations by logging forests

20 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Deforestation in America and Canada Deforestation propelled the westward expansion and growth of America and Canada -Eastern deciduous forests were the first to be logged for farms and to build cities (i.e., Chicago) -Timber companies moved south to the Ozarks and west to the Rockies

21 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Loggers moved westward, searching for large trees* Primary forest = natural forest uncut by people - Little remained by the 20th century Second-growth trees = grown to partial maturity after old- growth timber has been cut

22 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Loggers lose their jobs with deforestation As each region is deforested, the timber industry declines and moves on -Local loggers lose their jobs Once the remaining ancient trees of North America are gone, loggers will once again lose jobs -Companies will simply move to another area The scarcity of remaining old-growth trees fuels scientific concerns and empassions environmentalists

23 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Deforestation is proceeding rapidly worldwide* Uncut tropical forests still remain in many developing countries -Technology allows for even faster exploitation -Deforestation is rapid in places such as Brazil and Indonesia Developing countries are so desperate for economic development, they have few logging restrictions - Short-term economic benefits go to foreign multinational corporations -Governments often help companies, at the expense of native people

24 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Palm oil plantations Palm oil is used in snack foods, soaps, cosmetics, biofuel Borneo has lost most of its forest cover Clearing encourages further development and illegal logging

25 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Solutions to deforestation are emerging Conservation concessions = organizations team up to reduce deforestation and illegal logging Carbon offsets = curb deforestation and climate change -Forest loss causes 12–25% greenhouse gas emissions -The Kyoto Protocol does not address this REDD = Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation -From the 2009 Copenhagen climate conference -Wealthy nations would pay poor nations to conserve forests

26 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings REDD The Copenhagen conference ended without a binding agreement -The REDD plan fell through -But some of the $100 billion/year going to poor nations may go to REDD Guyana is taking a leading role in REDD -It is poor financially but rich in forests -Cutting forests would provide $580 million/year -Norway will pay $20 million in 2010 for conservation and up to $250 million in 2015

27 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings “Timber famine” fears spurred forest protection National forest system = a system of forest reserves and public lands -To grow trees, produce timber, protect watersheds, and ensure future timber supplies -Resulted from depletion of U.S. forests and fear of a “timber famine” -77 million ha (191 million acres); 8% of the U.S. land area The U.S. Forest Service was established in Manage forests for the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run, including logging

28 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Federal agencies own land in the U.S.

29 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Timber is extracted from public and private land* Timber is extracted by private companies, even on public land -Forest Service employees plan and manage timber sales and build roads -The companies log and sell the timber for profit

30 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Most logging occurs on private land* But, millions of cubic feet per year are still logged from national forests -Timber harvesting remains stable in developed countries -Timber companies manage forests according to the maximum sustained yield approach Management on public lands reflects economic forces, along with social and political ones -These change over time -Public concern, changing management philosophies and economics caused harvests to decrease

31 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Plantation forestry The timber industry focuses on timber plantations -Fast-growing species -Monocultures -Even-aged trees = all trees are the same age Trees are cut at the end of the rotation time and replanted -Plantations are crops, not functional forests Some harvesting methods maintain uneven-aged (mixed ages of trees and species) tree stands

32 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Harvesting timber: clear-cutting* -All trees in the area are cut -Most cost-efficient -Greatest impact on forest ecosystems -May mimic some natural forms of disturbance -Destroy entire communities -Soil erosion -Public is outraged over this type of harvesting

33 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Harvesting: other methods* Seed-tree cutting = a small number of seed-producing trees are left standing to reseed the area Shelterwood cutting = a small number of trees are left to provide shelter for the seedlings Selection systems = only select trees are cut -Single tree selection = widely spaced trees are cut -Group tree selection = small patches of trees are cut All methods disturb habitat -Change forest structure and composition -Increase erosion, siltation, runoff, flooding, landslides

34 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Public forests can be managed for many things Increased public awareness caused people to urge changed forest management -For recreation, wildlife and ecosystem integrity, instead of logging -Critics protested federal subsidies of logging companies Multiple use policy = national forests were to be managed for recreation, habitat, minerals and other uses -In reality, timber production is the primary use The Forest Service loses $100 million/yr by selling timber below cost

35 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Harvesting forests

36 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings The National Forest Management Act (1976)* Mandated that plans for renewable resource management had to be drawn up for every national forest Guidelines included: -Consideration of both economic and environmental factors -Provision for species diversity -Ensuring research and monitoring -Permitting only sustainable harvests -Protection of soils and wetlands -Assessing all impacts before logging to protect resources

37 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings New forestry management is under attack Calls for timber cuts that mimic natural disturbances -Harvesting methods are based on ecosystem approaches The Bush administration has rolled back these regulations -Freed managers from requirements of the Act -Loosened environmental protections -Repealed President Clinton’s roadless rule, which protected 31% of national forests from road building -California, Oregon, and New Mexico have sued the government to reinstate the roadless rule

38 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Fire policy also stirs controversy For over 100 years, the Forest Service suppressed all fires -But many ecosystems depend on fires -Fire suppression allows woody accumulation, which produces kindling for future fires -Which are much worse Housing development near forests and climate change will increase fire risk GR6boouE&feature=channelhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13c GR6boouE&feature=channel

39 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Prescribed fires are misunderstood Prescribed (controlled) burns = burning areas of forests under carefully controlled conditions -Effective -May get out of control -Impeded by public misunderstanding and political interference Healthy Forests Restoration Act (2003) = promotes removal of small trees, underbrush and dead trees -Passed in response to forest fires

40 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings SMOKEY BEAR =1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx2PbQuNFdw&NR =1

41 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Salvage logging Removal of dead trees following a natural disturbance Seems logical, but is really destructive -Snags (standing dead trees) provide nesting cavities for countless animals -Removing timber from recently burned areas increases erosion and soil damage -Promotes future fires -Increases commercial logging in national forests -Decreases oversight and public participation

42 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Sustainable forestry is gaining ground Sustainable forestry certification = only products produced sustainably can be certified -International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have different standards -Consumers look for logos to buy sustainably produced timber -Companies such as Home Depot sell sustainable wood -Encourages better logging practices

43 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Agricultural land use* Agriculture covers 38% of the Earths’ terrestrial surface -26% supports pasture, 12% supports crops -The most widespread type of land use -Causes tremendous environmental impacts Governments spend billions of dollars on subsidies -Proponents say farmers need this insurance against bad years -Critics say farmers should buy their own insurance

44 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Wetlands have been drained for farming* Many crop lands grow on former wetlands Governments have encouraged wetland draining -Promote settlement and farming -Transferred land to states -Stimulated draining Less than half the wetlands remain

45 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Perspectives on wetlands are changing Many people have a new view of wetlands -Not worthless swamps, but valuable ecosystems -Demanded regulations to safeguard remaining wetlands -But, because of loopholes, wetlands are still being lost Conservation Reserve Program (1985) subsidized farmers to take highly erodable land out of production -Turn it into wildlife habitat

46 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Livestock graze one-fourth of Earth’s land Grazing can be sustainable if done carefully and at low intensity Bureau of Land Management (BLM) = owns and manages most U.S. rangeland -Nation’s single largest landowner: 106 million ha (261 million acres) across 12 western states -Ranchers can graze cattle on BLM lands for low fees -Low fees encourage overgrazing Ranchers and environmentalists have joined to preserve ranchland against development and urban sprawl

47 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Management of the American West Overexploitation of resources caused great damage to the American West -Poor farming practices, overgrazing, farming arid lands John Wesley Powell in the late 1800s called for agencies to base management on science -Farming Western lands had to account for arid conditions -His ideas were ignored, contributing to failures such as the Dust Bowl of the 1930s

48 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Parks and reserves* Reasons for establishing parks and reserves include: -Monumentalism = preserving areas with enormous, beautiful or unusual features, such as the Grand Canyon -Offer recreational value to tourists, hikers, fishers, hunters and others -Protect areas with utilitarian benefits, such as clean drinking water -Use sites that are otherwise economically not valuable and are therefore easy to protect -Preservation of biodiversity

49 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Federal parks and reserves began in the U.S.* National parks = public lands protected from resource extraction and development -Open to nature appreciation and recreation -Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 The Antiquities Act of The president can declare selected public lands as national monuments

50 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings The National Park Service (NPS) Created in 1916 to administer parks and monuments -388 sites totaling 32 million ha (72 million acres) -Includes national historic sites, national recreation areas, national wild and scenic rivers -273 million visitors in 2006

51 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings National Wildlife Refuges Begun in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt 37 million ha (91 million acres) in 541 sites U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administers refuges -Management ranges from preservation to manipulation -Wildlife havens -Allows hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, education

52 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Wilderness areas* Wilderness areas = area is off- limits to development of any kind -Open to the public for hiking, nature study, etc. -Must have minimal impact on the land -Necessary to ensure that humans don’t occupy and modify all natural areas Established within federal lands -Overseen by the agencies that administer those areas

53 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Not everyone supports land set-asides Restriction of activities in wilderness areas generated opposition to U.S. land protection policies -Some western states want resource extraction and development The wise-use movement = a coalition of individuals and industries that oppose environmental protection -Protecting private property, transferring federal lands to state or private hands, promoting motorized recreation on public lands -Farmers, ranchers, loggers, mineral and fossil fuel industries

54 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Wilderness protection has been weakened President George W. Bush has weakened wilderness protection -Federal agencies have shifted policies and enforcement -Away from preservation and conservation -Toward recreation and resource extraction

55 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Nonfederal entities also protect land* Each U.S. state and Canadian province has agencies that manage resources -So do counties and municipalities Land trusts = local or regional organizations that purchase land to protect it -The Nature Conservancy is the world’s largest land trust -Trusts protect 4.1 million ha (10.2 million acres) -Jackson Hole, Wyoming is protected by a land trust

56 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Parks and reserves are increasing internationally Many nations have established national parks -Benefit from ecotourism -Protected areas now cover 9.6% of the world’s land area Parks do not always receive necessary funding -Paper parks = Areas protected on paper but not in reality -World heritage sites = protected areas that fall under national sovereignty but are designated or managed by the United Nations -830 sites across 184 countries

57 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Transboundary and peace parks Transboundary park = an area of protected land overlapping national borders -For example, Waterton-Glacier National Parks in the U.S. and Canada Peace parks = transboundary reserves that help ease tensions by acting as buffers between nations Biosphere reserves = land with exceptional biodiversity -Couple preservation with sustainable development

58 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Biosphere reserves have several zones This can be a win-win situation for everyone

59 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Habitat fragmentation threatens species Contiguous habitat is chopped into small pieces -Species suffer

60 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings The SLOSS dilemma Which is better to protect species? -A Single Large Or Several Small reserves? -Depends on the species: tigers vs. insects Corridors = protected land that allows animals to travel between islands of protected habitat -Animals get more resources -Enables gene flow between populations

61 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Conclusion Resources must be managed sustainably to avoid overexploitation and overharvesting Many nations have established federal and regional agencies to manage publicly held land and natural resources Resource management policies first emphasized extraction then shifted into sustained yield and multiple use Public support for land preservation resulted in parks, wilderness areas and other reserves

62 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings The swampland acts of the mid-1800s encouraged: A.biodiversity protection for all organisms B.protection of swampland as a valuable ecological resource C.people to invade the prairie region so Indian tribes would be displaced D.hundreds of thousands of people to move west E.the removal of swamp areas and establishment of agriculture

63 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Land trusts are A.federal government entities B.private nonprofit groups C.state government entities D.municipal government entities E.corporations

64 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Selection systems are timber harvesting methods that: A.are ecologically harmless B.are the most cost efficient in the short term C.very popular with timber companies D.have the greatest impacts on forest ecosystems E.leave seed-producing or mature trees uncut to provide for future forests

65 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Wilderness areas: A.were set up under the wise-use movement of the 1980s and 1990s B.allow hunting as long as proper permits are acquired C.include Big Sur and the California coast D.are off-limits to development of any kind E.were set up under the George W. Bush administration

66 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings Second-growth forests: A. in North America are mostly in British Columbia and Alaska B.include the forests of Clayoquote Sound C.are those forests in the National Parks that are protected from logging D.are forests that establish themselves after virgin timber has been removed from an area E.are less abundant on Earth today than they were 500 years ago

67 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 1: Review Which of the following is not part of the ecological value of forests? a)Erosion prevention b)Decreased flooding c)Carbon storage d)Climate moderation e)All of the above are values of forests

68 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 2: Review Which of the following statement regarding forest management is false? a)Deforestation in the U.S. has occurred for centuries b)Timber companies move on after an area is deforested c)Tropical countries have lost the majority of forests so timber companies won’t be going there d)Governments in developing countries help logging companies at the expense of native people

69 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 3: Review Tree harvesting by clear-cutting…. a)Cuts all trees in an area, leaving only stumps b)Cuts most trees, but leaves some to produce seeds c)Cuts most trees, but leaves some to shelter seedlings d)Produces uneven-aged tree stands

70 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 4: Review The Conservation Reserve Program: a)Pays farmers subsidies to drain wetlands b)Pays farmers subsidies to protect wetlands c)Pays farmers to increase livestock on BLM lands d)Encourages cities to drain wetlands for expansion

71 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION 5: Review Which areas are off limits to all development? a)National forests b)National parks c)Wilderness areas d)BLM lands

72 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION: Review How does habitat fragmentation threaten species? a)Large lands are chopped into small pieces b)Small lands are not protected c)Species are able to find each other more easily d)It does not threaten species

73 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION: Viewpoints Should people be allowed to build homes alongside national parks that periodically experience fire? a)Yes, people should be allowed to build wherever they want b)Yes, but only if they carry enough insurance c)No, the government should buy the land as a buffer zone d)I don’t care, I don’t own a home in a fire-prone area

74 Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings QUESTION: Viewpoints Should farmers and ranchers get federal subsidies to protect their land? a)Absolutely yes; we pay subsidies for everything else b)Maybe, if the farmer earns below a certain amount of money c)No; all subsidies are bad, regardless of their goals d)I would agree, if I could get a subsidy


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