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How much old growth forest remains in the US?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Good question! USGS reports that “Before European settlement, forests covered nearly one billion acres of what is now the United States.” Data tables from the UN Forest Resource Asessment 2005 show that only 257, 439,329 acres (104,182,000 ha) of “primary” forests remain in the US (defined as where there are no clearly visible indications of [...]

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