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A Student Guide to Tropical Forest Conservation
This student guide provides an introduction to the types and value of tropical forests, deforestation, the practice of forestry, forestry research, and tropical forestry. The guide shows how modern practices can help stem the tide of forest destruction while continuing to provide valuable products for people. Examples of sustainable forestry are cited, which could be used as models for protecting and managing tropical forests worldwide.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000, USDA Forest Service International Programs.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-473
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • C - Life science:
        • Regulation and behavior
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, International Programs, Outreach and Partnerships Unit
http://www.fs.fed.us/global/