Old growth forests.

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Published by Canadian Forestry Association = Association forestière canadienne in Ottawa .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Old growth forests -- Canada.,
  • Sustainable forestry -- Canada.,
  • Forest policy -- Canada.,
  • Forest conservation -- Canada.

Edition Notes

In English, with some contributions in French.

Book details

SeriesForestry on the hill -- 1993, #5
ContributionsCanadian Forestry Association.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSD387.O43 O425 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15527224M

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The landscapes of North America, including eastern forests, have been shaped by humans for millennia, through fire, agriculture, hunting, and other means.

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