Estimating Forest Loss with Urbanization: An Important Step toward Using Trees and Forests to Protect and Restore Watersheds

Estimating Forest Loss with Urbanization: An Important Step toward Using Trees and Forests to Protect and Restore Watersheds

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Fraley-McNeal, L., Schneider, J., Law, N., Lindquist, A. 2011. Estimating Forest Loss with Urbanization: An Important Step toward Using Trees and Forests to Protect and Restore Watersheds. Watershed Science Bulletin. CWP, Ellicott City, MD. Volume 1, Number 2. Pages 7-17.

case studies, forest, Management, pollutant, urban, watershed

This article discusses the importance of maintaining watershed forestry. This paper uses an example from Frederick County, MD, where they use a method to derive forest cover coefficients and use them to estimate existing forest cover and the potential forest loss with future development, on a watershed basis.

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