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Interface Urban Forest Management in an Urbanizing Landscape

"Although forests located near urban areas are a small fraction of the forest cover, a good understanding of the extent to which —wildland-urban interface (WUI) forest conversion affects local economies and environmental services can help policy-makers harmonize urban development and environmental preservation at this interface, with positive impact on the welfare of local communities..." – By Maria A. Cunha-e-Sá and Sofia F. Franco

History of Agriculture in the United States

"Agriculture is at the very center of the human enterprise; its trappings are in evidence all around, yet the agricultural past is an exceptionally distant place from modern America. While the majority of Americans once raised a significant portion of their own food, that ceased to be the case at the beginning of the 20th century..." – By Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

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