Environmental Resources Worksheet

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Environmental Resources Worksheet

Using the assigned readings for Week Four, write a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following questions. Your responses will be assessed according to the accuracy of the content.


1. How do minerals affect society? Minerals affect society in many different ways; for example salt is a mineral that is used every day to enhance the flavor of foods and it is also used to retain fluids while contributing to the replenishment of electrolytes. Another mineral such as Lignite is a form of coal that can be used for energy.
2. What is the difference between metallic and nonmetallic minerals? Provide two examples from each category and discuss their
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Accomplices associated to soil erosion are strong winds and water that affect soil over time. Soil can polluted because of several reasons; two ways soil becomes polluted is through the administration of pesticides and trash that humans throw out. Negative effects associated with soil pollution and erosion in the environment is through the food chain. Suppose a worm becomes contaminated with hazardous pesticides and a bird eats him, then secondary poisoning would occur and a domino effect manifests itself.
What is the purpose of soil reclamation? The purpose for soil reclamation is a process to remove the hazardous contaminants that negatively affect plants and human health. The extraction of contaminants ensures healthier productivity and longer life span for plants. This process also ensures safety for humans and removes the threat humans would have without soil reclamation.

Forestry and Rangeland Resources and Management Strategies

1. Differentiate between government-owned lands and public lands. Which government agencies are involved with government-owned lands? What is the purpose of government-owned lands? Government-owned land is protected land that has regulations and it is conserved to keep animals and plants protected. Public land also has regulations but it is meant for public use. Agencies that are involved with government-owned land are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and U.S. Forest Services. The purpose for


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