Resources by Jeff Kirwan

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
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)