Mangrove Forest

Science / Marine Biology / Mangrove Forest: A shoreline ecosystem dominated by mangrove trees, with associated mud flats.

National Forest System (NFS)

Business / Agriculture / National Forest System (NFS): The 192 million acres administered by the Forest Service for multiple use: comprised of 155 national forests (in 117 units) with 187 million acres, 20 national grasslands with 4 million acres, and 112 MORE

National Forest Management Act (NFMA) Of 1976

Business / Agriculture / National Forest Management Act (NFMA) Of 1976: P.L. 94-588 (October 22, 1976) largely amended the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, which required a national, strategic planning process for renewable resources for the MORE

Rain Forest

Science / Weather / Rain Forest: A forest which grows in a region of heavy annual precipitation. There are two major types, tropical and temperate. MORE

State And Private Forestry

Business / Agriculture / State And Private Forestry: A branch of the Forest Service providing technical and financial assistance to states and to private landowners for forest management and for forest health. MORE

Tropical Rain Forest Biome

Science / Biology / Tropical Rain Forest Biome: The most complex and diverse biome; found near the equator in South America and Africa; characterized by thin soils, heavy rainfall, and little fiuctuation in temperature. MORE

Temperate Forest Biome

Science / Biology / Temperate Forest Biome: Extends across regions of the northern hemisphere with abundant rainfall and long growing seasons. Deciduous, broad-leaved trees are the dominant plants. MORE

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