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Acquired Lands: Lands in federal ownership that were obtained by the federal government through purchase, condemnation, gift, or exchange. One category of public lands.
No Net Loss Wetlands Policy: An overall policy goal for wetland protection first adopted by the Bush Administration, and more recently by the Clinton Administration. The goal is to halt the decline in the overall number . . . View Full Definition
North American Wetlands Conservation Act: P.L. 101-233 (December 13, 1989), and amended in 1990 and 1994, authorizes a wetlands habitat program: administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The law authorized annual appropriations . . . View Full Definition
Public Lands: As defined in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, public lands are any land and interest in land outside of Alaska owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the . . . View Full Definition
National Grasslands: A type of unit designated by USDA and under Title II of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, permanently held by USDA as part of the National Forest System.
Landslide: The rapid downslope movement of soil and rock material, often lubricated by groundwater, over a basal shear zone: also the tongue of stationary material deposited by such an event.
Inheritance Of Acquired Characteristics: Lamarcks view that features acquired during an organisms lifetime would be passed on to succeeding generations, leading to inheritable change in species over time.
Landscape: A painting in which the subject matter is natural scenery.
Public Rangelands Improvement Act Of 1978 (PRIA): P.L. 95-514 (October 25, 1978) defines the current grazing fee formula and establishes rangeland monitoring and inventory procedures for Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service rangelan . . . View Full Definition
Landspout: A small, weak tornado, which is not formed by a storm-scale rotation. It is generally weaker than a supercell tornado and is not associated with a wall cloud or mesocyclone. It may be observ . . . View Full Definition