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renewable

resources that can be replaced

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non-renewable

resources that cannot be replaced

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stewardship

planning of resources, trying to sustain them

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value added

economic val added to a product at each stage of production

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mitigate

reduce in force/intensity

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allowable annual cut

# of trees you can legally cut in a year

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silviculture

tree growth from seed to maturity

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diversification

-economic activities to avoid dependence on one industry

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weir

enclosure of stakes/nets in a river

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subsistence

production of enough food to feed ones fam without surplus for trade

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aquifer

underground source of water in sand/gravel deposits

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bylaw

law made by municipal gov not legislature

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unprocessed

raw form, no val added

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open pit mining

uncovering mineral deposits by scraping surface layers or rock

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labour intensive

requiring alot of people to do the job

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carbon tax

tax on energy sources that emit CO2

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multiplier effect

ripple effect as money from one sector works its way through the economy