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Forestry Issues

For Ms. DeBoer's class

Forest Fragmentation

Exhibit 1. Forest fragmentation in the contiguous U.S. by EPA Region, based on 2001, 2006, and 2011 NLCD

Forestry Best Management Practices for Western States:
A summary of approaches to water quality implementation and effectiveness monitoring.
May be a little out of date (2007).

This is a little overwhelming at first, but jump down to items #10 and beyond; good information about pros/cons of genetically modified trees.

Are genetically modified trees a threat to forests?

Forests have long been threatened by a variety of destructive agents. Today, the frequency, intensity and timing of fire events, hurricanes, droughts, ice storms and insect outbreaks are shifting as a result of human activities and global climate change, making forest ecosystems even more prone to damage. This issue of Unasylva examines the threats posed by a number of biotic and abiotic agents and some of the measures for overcoming them.


"Synthetic Forests" Covers the Enormous Risks of GE Trees

This short, hard-hitting documentary exposes the truth about genetically engineered trees and the devastating impacts they may have on our global ecosystem.

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Can GMO trees save our forests?

Biotech experts weigh the environmental and social consequences of planting genetically modified pines and poplars