Managing eastern North American woodlands in a cultural context

@article{Schmitt2006ManagingEN,
  title={Managing eastern North American woodlands in a cultural context},
  author={David J. Schmitt and Roger Suffling},
  journal={Landscape and Urban Planning},
  year={2006},
  volume={78},
  pages={457-464}
}
The ecological context for the woodlands of much of eastern North America requires that they be understood as part of a cultural landscape. The dominant urban and agricultural matrix of southern Ontario is a novel landscape with remnant woodlands embedded in it. It serves as a model to understand how eastern forests have been regarded as representative of a previous wilderness landscape, but are profoundly affected by historical anthropogenic forces and by external processes in the current… Expand

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