Definitions for "Cumulative Effects"
Effects taken in conjunction with all past, present, and future actions of all landowners in the affected area. Some actions may have individually insignificant, but cumulatively significant, effects when taken along with all other activities taken in the area.
effects on biota of stress imposed by more than one mechanism (e.g., stress in fish imposed by both elevated suspended sediments concentrations in the water and by high water temperature).
Effects that are the result of incremental impacts of an action, when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions, regardless of which agency (Federal or non-Federal) or person undertakes such actions.