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Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

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This entry reflects the author’s personal judgments and does not represent the views of the United States Government or the Department of State. Forest managers and stakeholders may have to decide the level or amount of degradation that they are willing to accept across a landscape because trade-offs will often exist among management objectives (e.g., Lamb 1998, Thompson et al. 2011). World Water Monitoring Challenge is an international program that encourages citizen volunteers to monitor their local water bodies.

Pages: 32

Publisher: Scholastic (2005)

ISBN: 0439774691

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