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Carrying Capacity

  1. The average number of biota and/or wildlife that can be sustained on a prescribed area or management unit, compatible with management objectives for the unit. It is a function of site characteristics, management goals, and management intensity. [source: DCNR State Forestry Resource Management Plan, Glossary of Terms: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/sfrmp/glossary.htm]