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Forests
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What we will cover our forest resources and who manages them multiple uses of forests silviculture how we grow and manage forests wildfires wilderness and national parks tropical deforestation
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What happened to US forests? eastern US mostly forested pre-settlement nearly all cut several times change in species (American chestnut) Illinois was about 40% forested (now 10%) greatest agricultural land in eastern US was about 1920 1930s planted and naturally back to forest today much more forest in east nearly as much in some states as there ever was (Maine > 90% forested today) west has now been mostly cut, but still some virgin old-growth  forests
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Land use change
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Once 4 billion, now? American chestnut
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fungal disease from Asian  chestnuts
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Old-growth forests
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USDA Forest Service manages federal forestland defined as land > 10% forest cover
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