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Habitat
The area where a plant or animal lives and grows under natural conditions.
Hiding area/cover
Vegetation capable of hiding 90% of an adult elk or deer from human's view at a distance of 200 feet or less.
High grading
A harvest method that removes the biggest and best of a species, thus degrading the genetic pool for the area.
Hydrologic cycle
Also called the water cycle, this is the process of water evaporating, condensing, falling to the ground as precipitation, and returning to the ocean as run-off.
Hydrology
The science dealing with the study of water on the surface of the land, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.

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