Earth Day study finds open land losses continue
By Jan Shepel -- Wisconsin State Farmer

The report, which is done once every decade by the Numbers USA Education and Research Foundation, concluded that the nation is not doing very well on conservation of our land resources.

Crunching the numbers, the foundation found that in the last decade, an area larger than the entire state of Maryland — more than 13,000 square miles of farmland, woodlands and other natural habitat at the edges of our cities — were cleared, scraped, filled, paved and built over to handle the expanding population and growing appetite for more developed land.

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Updated: Mon, Jul 24th 2017 @ 3:39pm EDT