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  • I truly hope Slide 7 will motivate the 'unconverted' to join in the efforts of organisations such as GreenPeace and Nature Conservancy to restore and protect earth's resources. A useful presentation, overall! At my school, the Agricultural Science Dept. has in place various methods of soil conservation at several sections of the hilly terrain on the compound, and students are encouraged to relay the information to relatives.
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  • 1. Conservationforests
    Kristopher Kasulis
  • 2. What is a Forest?
    A large piece of land covered with trees and many forms of underbrush (Dictionary.com)
    An ecosystem or multiple ecosystems dominated by trees and other plants
    There are more than 200 different definitions of a forest all serving different purposes, a legal definition is going to be different than a ecological definition
  • 3. Forests versus Woodlands
    There are a few different ways to determine if a group of trees is a forest or a woodland
    A forest (according to the National Vegetation Classification system) is a cluster of trees that have peaks or crowns that overlap covering 60%-100% of the ground (from above) or the sky (from within the forest)
    A woodland (according to the NVC system) is an area that has trees that cover 25%-60%
  • 4. Example of forest and woodland
  • 5. What is happening to the forest?
    Deforestation is happening worldwide and it has many adverse affects on the land, animals, and people around the world
    Deforestation is the destruction of naturally occurring forests
    Deforestation happens for many reasons
    Open land is very valuable
    Charcoal and lumber can be sold for a profit
    Open land is used for settlement or used to pasture animals
  • 6.
  • 7. Detrimental effects of deforestation
    There are infinite numbers of effects deforestation has on earth, here are a few of the major ones
    Loss of biodiversity
    Change in climate worldwide
    Soil erosion
    And many more
  • 8. Chain Reaction
    Deforestation starts a destructive chain reaction of events
    First is the immediate lack of trees which causes loss of animal species, climate change, and soil erosion
    Next the climate change melts ice caps which raises water levels
    Those high water levels increase the soil erosion, and threaten coastal areas with more powerful hurricanes
    The loss of trees in the Amazon and many other rain forests can cause extreme droughts in other areas
    The loss of animal species causes lack of biodiversity and can cause the overpopulation of other species
    All of these events effect our everyday life
  • 9. Chain Reaction
  • 10. Bibliography
    http://www.laspilitas.com/comhabit/pictures/California_Coastal_Redwood_forest%20.jpg
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/forest
    http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/forest/htmls/intro_def.html
    http://www.geog.umd.edu/resac/images/riparian4.gif
    http://www.earth-cool.com/picts/deforestation-tree-removal.JPG
    http://earthyblog.com/joomla/images/62/amazon.jpg
    http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/antenna/carboncycle/images/deforestation.jpg
    http://www.saawinternational.org/brazil-stephenferry-getty460.jpg
    http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/files/images/migrated/MultimediaFiles/Live/Image/186.jpg
    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/05/09/logging460x276.jpg
    http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/society/deforestation.htm
    http://www.keepbanderabeautiful.org/climate-change.jpg
    http://www.water.ca.gov/climatechange/images/climate-change2.jpg
    http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/stratplan2003/vision/VisionFig1.jpg
    http://geology.com/news/images/climate-change-animation.jpg
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/David_Baron_-_Trail_through_thin_forest_(by-sa).jpg
    http://schools.wikia.com/wiki/Deforestation