Report: Fairfax Lost 26% of Forested Land Between 1986-1999

A report on the state of the forests in the Chesapeake Bay watershed was issued last month and contains some starling numbers. More than a fourth of Fairfax County's forested land was lost to development in the final years of the 20th century. The report also says that 100 acres of forest are lost every day in the watershed and that more than a third of the natural pollution filter that is forested land could be gone by 2030. The details are in this week's Fairfax Extra.

By Focus on Fairfax |  October 6, 2006; 3:09 PM ET  | Category:  Development, Growth , Environment
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