Pennsylvania Forest Conservation Analysis

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1. Pennsylvania Forest Conservation Analysis The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

2. Importance of intact forest areas Prior to European settlement, forest covered more than 90% of Pennsylvania. Today, approximately 60% of Pennsylvania is forested

3. These remaining large areas of relatively pristine habitat are vitally important to the following: area-sensitive species ecosystem processes/services nutrient cycling pollination predator-prey interactions natural disturbance regimes filtering and regulation of stream flow carbon storage as biomass However, much of this forest exists as isolated patches surrounded by major fragmenting features like major roads and highways, right-of-ways, railroads, and non-forested lands. Importance of intact forest areas

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