Wildlife Conservation: Questions And Answers

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1. Why did Americans have such wasteful practices in using our natural resources in the past? * 10 points When European settlers came here there was an abundance of natural resources that seemed like an inexhaustible number of trees and plants to most wildlife. Many settlers lived near the coasts and misperceived the populations of wildlife as it was very plentiful, but as they went inland game was not as abundant. Early on hunters and trappers were paid well to supply furs and feathers to traders which led to more hunting and trapping further declining our nations natural resources. 2. Who pays for most wildlife conservation in this country? 5 Points Hunters and sports fisherman funded the brunt of wildlife conservation through the purchases of hunting and fishing licenses and migratory stamps. 3. What was the Weeks Law of 1911? 5 Points It was a law that afforded the president the power to purchase forestlands for river water shed protection, linking forestry with soil and water conservation. 4. What is a soil and water conservation district? 5 Points…show more content…
only so much land is grassland. It is imperative that we as a nation do all we can to conserve the rangeland for future generations. With increasing populations, land use changes will continue to carve into the rangeland for industrial uses, cropland, and built up areas. Rangeland not only supplies agricultural products but holds essential natural resources such as water, wildlife, and recreation. The livestock industry depends on the rangeland for forage. With past mismanagement of rangeland overgrazing, and soil erosion have put enormous pressure on us to make rangeland conservation a priority. The primary objective for rangeland management is the long-term maximization of livestock productivity from managed rangeland. Grazing capacity needs to be considered for the planned management of the

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