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What is an example of human disturbance that has not resulted in degradation?

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  • First Nations use of marine resources resulting in nutrients from middens supporting forests around habitation sites
  • Accumulation of shell middens, charcoal from hearths, controlled burns around occupation sites
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Where was forest productivity highest?

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  • In close proximity to habitation sites and shell middens = high calcium, a limiting nutrient
  • Trees taller, fuller, forest wider, and greener
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What did shell middens and historic fire change?

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  • Dramatically changed local site topography, nutrient dynamics, soil pH and site drainage