How many acres of forest are lost in the Chesapeake Bay region each day?
Between 1982 and 1997, the Bay watershed lost more than 750,000 acres of forestland—about 100 acres per day. In 2006, this rate fell to an estimated 70 acres per day, but it remains unsustainable.
How much pollution can forests absorb?
Streamside forests or riparian forest buffers can reduce the amount of nutrient pollution entering waterways by as much as 30 to 90 percent. Forests can also capture more than 85 percent of the nitrogen that falls onto them from the air.
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