08 Use and restoration Ecosystems

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1 Conservation: Wise and sustainable use of resources. Preservation: No use and no impacts. Exploitation: Complete utilization, destruction, mining of the resources. Use and Restoration of Ecosystems Private vs. public ownership of land Why did your ancestors leave their homelands and immigrate to America? Homestead Act In 1862 the U.S. Congress passed the first homestead law. Heads of families, 21-year olds or veterans could acquire a tract of land in the
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Unformatted text preview: public domain not exceeding 160 acres. Private ownership: "Stewardship" Control of use: Zoning laws Easements Taxation Eminent domain Regulation Public ownership: Preservation Wilderness areas National Parks Multiple use Grazing, mining, logging, recreation, wildlife, etc. Federal land agencies Forest Service, Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Dept. of Defense....
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