Impact of Changing Land Use on Delta Hardwood Forests

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Abstract:

Prime hardwood acreage in the lower Mississippi Valley is shrinking rapidly. Thousands of acres are being cleared annually for sowing to agronomic crops--chiefly soybeans. Although clearing and declining forest productivity will probably continue, intensive management of the adjoining loessial uplands can alleviate hardwood supply problems in the Deep South.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Resource Analyst, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication date: January 1, 1976

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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