Resources by Jeff Kirwan
|Virginia 4-H School Enrichment: Forestry||May 1, 2009||388-802|
|Virginia Wildlife Project - Wildlife Foods||May 1, 2009||390-405|
|4-H Forestry Projects||
Trees and the products that come from them provide more jobs than any other industry in Virginia. People who work in the forest industry include foresters, loggers, sawmill operators, furniture makers, paper mill workers, nurserymen, and arborists.
|May 1, 2009||420-025|
|Tree Identification Contest #1||May 1, 2009||420-066|
|Grading Key - Tree Identification Contest #1||May 1, 2009||420-067|
|Trees In Your Backyard||May 1, 2009||420-070|
|Urban Forestry Issues||
The U.S. population has grown increasingly urban each decade, from 28 percent in 1910 to 80 percent in 2000 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2002). In the Chesapeake watershed alone, residential development is predicted to consume 800,000 acres between 2003 and 2030, nearly 90 percent of it replacing farmland (Boesch and Greer, 2003). As urban communities grow larger and faster than ever before, natural resource management in these areas becomes crucial for achieving sustainable development and maintaining and enhancing the quality of life and the environment.
|May 1, 2009||420-180|
|Value, Benefits, and Costs of Urban Trees||May 1, 2009||420-181|
|Virginia Master Naturalist, American Naturalists||
Jared Diamond (2005), in his book, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” defines landscape amnesia as one of the primary mechanisms for the decline and ultimate collapse of societies. This phenomenon occurs when people lose knowledge of how the natural world once was, with each succeeding generation accepting a degraded environment as the status quo. Carried to its end, a society remains unconcerned until it reaches the point of no return.
|Jun 19, 2015||465-312(ANR-20NP)|