This map identifies the hotspots where urban and suburban development are putting forests at risk in the southern United States.
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Source: DuMoulin, Andrew. 2011. Winning Open Space Ballot Measures. The Trust for Public Land LandVote® Database. The Trust for Public Land.
From 1988 through 2010, 354 measures were proposed across the 13 states of the U.S. South.
In the Southern United States, the watersheds with the greatest ability to produce clean water and with the most consumers tend to be the forested watersheds of the east (top).
Many payments for watershed services share a common trait: they are investments in “green infrastructure” instead of “gray infrastructure.” In other words, they are investments in forests i
As a result of rapid development over the last 40 years, the vast majority of land in the southern U.S. has been in some way impacted by human activity.
Unless solutions can be found that ensures land owners realize the full value of the benefits provided
Though the practice of mountaintop removal mining (MTR) is perhaps best-known in West Virginia, it is one of the main drivers of forest change in the entire region of
Forests are one of three major approaches for reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere (the other two are energy efficiency and low-carbon energy sources).