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Threats to at-risk species in America's private forests: a Forests on the Edge reportAuthor(s): Mary A. Carr; Ronald E. McRoberts; Lisa G. Mahal; Sara J. Comas
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-73. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 20 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionMore than 4,600 native animal and plant species associated with private forests in the United States are at risk of decline or extinction. This report identifies areas across the conterminous United States where at-risk species habitats in rural private forests are most likely to decrease because of increases in housing density from 2000 to 2030. We also identify areas where the future of forested habitats for at-risk species could be compromised by additional pressures from wildfire, insects, and disease.
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CitationStein, Susan M.; Carr, Mary A.; McRoberts, Ronald E.; Mahal, Lisa G.; Comas, Sara J. 2010. Threats to at-risk species in America's private forests: a Forests on the Edge report. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-73. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 20 p.
Keywordsprivate forests, development, wildfire, insects and diseases, wildlife, threatened, endangered, imperiled
- Private forest habitat for at-risk species: where is it and where might it be changing?
- Private forests, public benefits: increased housing density and other pressures on private forest contributions
- The geography of private forests that support at-risk species in the conterminous United States
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