Forest Conservation in Massachusetts
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The paper points out the responsibility of the private owners in the mismanagement of wooded resources in Massachusetts. The paper then looks at Dr. David Foster's vision of a Wildlands and Woodlands protective community that would combat the human developmental pressure in Massachusetts. The paper opines that this forest conservation plan has mutual benefits for the forests and the aesthetic and economic blessings that properly maintained forests have for a community.
From the Paper:"The forests of Massachusetts have gone through many changes throughout history. Through constant disturbances, the trees and vegetation adapted or failed to adapt to climatic, environmental, or conservational conditions. As a result, ecologists have realized that in order to have a powerful effect on the conservation effects they must have a collaborative enterprise from the human population. To fight against the increasing population and subsequent residential development, the ecologists and urban communities must organize the protection and maintenance of the forests of Massachusetts. In order for forest conservationist groups to have an impact on the development of forestry in Massachusetts, the private landowners must be educated in a plan to promote the protection and maintenance of woodlands."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Harvard Forest Scientists Recommend Protecting Half of Massachusetts as Forest." Wildlands and Woodlands: Future of Forests in Massachusetts. Harvard Forest, Harvard University, 2006.
- Brooks, Robert T., David B. Kittredge, and Carol L. Alerich. "Forest Resources of Southern New England." United States Department of Agriculture. 11 June 1992.
- Forman, Richard T. T. and Robert D. Deblinger. "The Ecological Road-Effect Zone of a Massachusetts (U.S.A.) Suburban Highway." Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA: July 16, 1999.
- "Wildlands and Woodlands: Woodland Council Examples." Wildlands and Woodlands: A Vision for the Forests of Massachusetts. Harvard Forest, Harvard University, 2006.
- Foster, David, David Kittredge, and Brian Donahue. "Wildlands and Woodlands: A Vision for the Forests of Massachusetts." Harvard University, Petersham, MA, 2006.
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