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Forest

Any ecosystem with a high density of trees

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Forest types

Categories defined by dominant tree species

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Canopy

Upper level of leaves and branches in the treetops

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Subacnopy

Middle and Lower portions of tree

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Understory

Shrubs and small trees

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Primary forest

Natural forest uncut by people

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Secondary forest

Filled with secondary growth trees, planted after older ones cut

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Resource management

Use of strategies to manage and regulate harvest of renewable resources

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Maximum Sustainable Yield

Get the most without depleting a resource so much it can't rebound

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Even aged vs uneven-aged forestry

Uneven-aged allows for more biodiversity since more kinds of habitats

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New forestry

Cut timber to mimic natural disturbances

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Salvage Logging

Taking dead, burnt trees out of area after fire. Good to leave it there though

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National Parks

Public lands protected from resource extraction and development but open to recreation

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National wildlife refuge

Havens, some human interaction like hunting

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Wilderness areas

Off limits to development and open to low impact public rec

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Land Trusts

Local or regional organizations that purchase land to preserve it in its natural condition

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Edge effects

Impacts that result because conditions along fragments edge differ from interior

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Area effect

Large islands have more species than small