Natural Resources Key Terms

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Natural Resources Key Terms
Natural Resources II
Mr. Cole
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Terms we will discuss
 Natural Resources
 Soil Resources
 Water Resources
 Fish and Wildlife
Resources
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(Terms continued)
 Forest Resources
 Energy Resources
 Mineral Resources
 Recreational
Resources
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Natural Resource
 Objects, materials, creatures, or energy
found in nature that can be used by
humans
 Use and value of natural resource can
change over time
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Natural Resource (Continued)
Ex. Whales and Whale Oil
Ex. Water and Water Power
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Soil Resources
 2.26 billion acres in the U.S.
 385 million is useable for crop
production, much less than that is good
farm land
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Soil Resources (continued)
 Soil Issues
 Top soil erosion
 Conversion of farmland to other uses
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Water Resources
 Covers 70% of the earth’s surface
 Americans use 300 billion gallons a day
 Uses
 Consumption (animal, plant or human)
 Power (electrical generation)
 Transportation (river barges)
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Fish and Wildlife Resources
 In terms of…
 Food value
 Recreational Value
 Environmental Value
 Economic Value
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Forest Resources
 738 million acres of forest
 1/3 noncommercial
 2/3 commercial
 Through proper management the Forestry
industry produces more timber on less
land
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Forest Resources (continued)
 Mature forests
 Old growth
 Dominated by nature
 Slow growing
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Energy Resources
 The sun
 Wind
 Coal
 Petroleum and petroleum products
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Mineral Resources
 Iron
 Copper
 Aluminum
 Zinc
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Recreational Resources
 Forests
 Lakes
 Parks
 Game animals
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