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The Rapid Loss of Maryland's Native Plants
Most Maryland citizens are aware of natural areas being lost to residential, commercial, and other uses. This loss is occurring at a rapid pace to accommodate our increasing population and its preference for suburban living. What many are not aware of is that even our remaining natural areas—our forests, our meadows, and our wetlands—are severely stressed. The idea that nature is doing fine somewhere “out there” is no longer valid.
This Chapter covers the following: