2 New England ' s Forest Landscape Ecological Legacies and Conservation Patterns Shaped by Agrarian History

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After a reg ionwide two-cen tu ry per iod of deforestation and agrar ian expansion, the d ramat i c reduct ion in agr icul ture in N e w Eng land dur ing the past 150 years genera ted a wave of land-cover change . Fores t cover increased from less than 3 0 % to more than 7 5 % in m a n y regions. Despi te suppor t ing one of the densest h u m a n popula t… (More)

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