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Department
Natural Resources Conservation
Course
NRC 261
Professor
Todd Fuller
Semester
Spring

Description
Farmlands and Wildlife 13 March 2014 Why are there stone walls in New England forests? Because farmlands were abandoned When in the 20th century did farming practices change dramatically? How so? • Technology • Hybrid grains • Fertilizers • Pesticides • Larger farms • Draining and clearing • Irrigation What are the effects of farming on wildlife? Give specific examples. Agriculture  Removal of cover, vegetation  Pesticide, fertilizer  Reduce habitat diversity
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