NSES Content Standard F 
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Populations, resources, and environments
Grades 5-8, page 168

When an area becomes overpopulated, the environment will become degraded due to the increased use of resources.

The most closely related benchmark is at a higher level of sophistication.

Benchmark 7C Human Society: Social Change
Grades 9-12, page 163
The size and rate of growth of the human population in any location is affected by economic, political, religious, technological, and environmental factors. Some of these factors, in turn, are influenced by the size and rate of growth of the population.