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The Ecological Importance of Forests



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Teacher Information Necessary materials PowerPoint Guide The Ecological Importance of Forests Pgs 246 247 in Ch 19 of Managing Our Natural Resources Rangelands Forests Fire Students will be able to Discuss the connections between forests and The atmosphere Global climate Other resources soil water wildlife Forests Provide us with many important products but They are just as important from an ecological perspective Climate Moderation Transpiration in forests the world s largest air conditioner Provides shade for wildlife livestock people and soil Windbreaks Filter out dust and noise Old Growth Forests Forests that have very large and very old trees dead and living Also called primary forest virgin forest primeval forest Very developed understory Some species are dependent on old growth forests Ecologically important Carbon Dioxide Oxygen Exchange Photosynthesis Removes CO2 from the atmosphere Returns O2 to the atmosphere Tropical rainforests sometimes called the lungs of the Earth Water and Soil Conservation Forests reduce erosion Slows movement of water Holds soil particles in place Help prevent flooding sedimentation and surface damage from erosion Water and Soil Conservation Water is stored in the debris of the forest floor Slows evaporation Reduces runoff Forests filter surface water Provide safe clean water Wildlife and Recreation Forests provide homes and food for wildlife Dead trees are just as important as live trees Snag a still standing dead tree Many organisms require dead trees for habitat Spiders beetles worms salamanders bluebirds wood ducks American kestrels Forests provide solace and quiet for people Review Discuss the connections between forests and The atmosphere Global climate Other resources soil water wildlife



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