In conclusion, modern land use practices help short-term in ways of providing an abundance of food and water, but long-term have negative effects on the ecosystem. Confronting land use practices will require the assessment and management of human needs versus ecosystem needs and finding a balance between the two where we are not destroying our ecosystem faster than we are gaining human needs.
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