Forest Legacy

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Forest Legacy Project

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Effects of Forest Fragmentation

Dividing remaining large and contiguous forests into smaller pieces is an issue of increasing importance as communities put more pressure on our existing land base. The USDA Forest Service defines forest fragmentation as "the splitting or isolating of patches of similar habitat..."

The effects of forest fragmentation are far reaching.

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