The Year in Forestry, State and Private Forestry in the Northeast and Midwest Fiscal Year 2007, July 2008Author(s): US Forest Service Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry
Source: US Forest Service Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PA, 19073, PA, NA-IN-02-08B
Publication Series: Information Forestry
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DescriptionThe Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry (NA), a unit of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, covers a 20-State region and the District of Columbia. The region is home to 41 percent of the nation's people and 23 percent of its forests. Private landowners hold nearly 130 million acres, including forest land owned by almost 5 million family forest land owners.
Overall, Northeast and Midwest forests are healthy and productive. The landscape continues to produce more forest growth than the amount harvested. Most of the region's plants and animals are thriving, and key tracts of important forest land are being permanently protected for environmental benefits. Nearly 600,000 people work at jobs directly connected to forests.
Millions of acres of State and private forest land provide public benefits that citizens and visitors alike depend upon. These forests protect drinking water and provide recreational opportunities, forest products, cleaner air, and the chance to encounter wildlife. Many of these forest benefits are irreplaceable, yet nearly 3.8 million acres of forest were lost to development between 1982 and 1997, with another 12 million acres projected to be lost by the year 2030.
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CitationUS Forest Service Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, null. 2008. The Year in Forestry, State and Private Forestry in the Northeast and Midwest Fiscal Year 2007, July 2008. US Forest Service Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PA, 19073, PA, NA-IN-02-08B
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