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Smaller quantities (of herbicides) are used in forestry, pasture systems, and management of areas set aside as wildlife habitat.

What is the meaning of

set aside as wildlife habitat."

Before omitting which, what was the original sentence? I think it is correct to say:

Smaller quantities (of herbicides) are used in forestry, pasture systems, and management of areas which are set aside as wildlife habitat.

It is edited version.

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    You shouldn't change your question after an answer has been given to the original question. I'll add a P.P.S to address your new question. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Apr 2 '15 at 12:06
  • @TRomano, Thank you for your comment. I got down vote for my answer because OP changed the question.Your comment helped me. – Ramya S Apr 2 '15 at 12:57
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The original is flawed. You would need to say

"... management of areas set aside as wildlife habitat".

where "as" = for the purpose of, having the function of

P.S. The clause "set aside as wildlife habit" modifies "areas". It could also be written "...areas which have been set aside as wildlife habitat".

P.P.S. "set aside as X" = dedicated to the purpose of X.

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Smaller quantities (of herbicides) are used in forestry, pasture systems, and management of areas in which they are set aside as wildlife habitat.

In this sentence "they" refer to the herbicides.

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    Please leave a comment for your down vote. OP changed the question after posting answer. When ever you downvote leave a comment. – Ramya S Apr 2 '15 at 12:37
  • Excuse me Ramya. I changed it before seeing your comments. I will never repeat it. thanks for helping me. – user115688 Apr 2 '15 at 13:02

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