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clear-cutting

[′klir ‚kəd·iŋ]
(forestry)
Felling and removing all trees in a forest area.
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Forest Service has adopted a 'just trust us' approach when asked to prove it can mitigate the environmental impacts of its massive clear-cutting program," said Tom Buchele, an ELPC staff attorney.
The overriding concern is that clear-cutting on an emergency basis will become normal practice for the county and we would like that not to happen,'' D'Agosta said.
Past logging had rendered the river inhospitable to the fish because clear-cutting of the area's steep slopes led to erosion and river-choking sediment, but a habitat restoration plan was in the works and the Forest Services forest management plans had pledged not to worsen the problem in the meantime.
He's an Associate Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Toronto, and he says that clear-cutting is not sustainable.
The environmental groups, in their lawsuit, had asked the court to halt the Second Show harvest, alleging that the BLM failed to analyze "the effects of clear-cutting in conjunction with ongoing commercial logging and road construction in the same area.
Foresters who oversee the Quabbin Reservoir watershed, the DCR forests and parks, and the state's wildlife management areas say clear-cutting to replace existing plantations is essential to improve the natural diversity of tree species, promote wildlife habitat and, in the case of Quabbin, protect the forest that in turn protects the water supply for 2.
Smith claims it's difficult to address such a forest imbalance without some clear-cutting and herbicide use.
Instead of clear-cutting to graze cattle or slash-and-burn subsistence farming, forest residents could earn more with economic ventures such as eco-tourism, tropical fruits, pharmaceutical plants, nuts, cocoa and fruit juice-and save their surroundings.
Finally, the back of the bus presents solutions to clear-cutting.
However, the minister admitted that the image of Canadian forestry has suffered in recent months from stories in the media of killer mud slides in British Columbia linked to clear-cutting and of concerns about large clear-cuts affecting the climate.
In 2014, surely we can find a better way to fund our children's education than through privatizing and clear-cutting their natural heritage.
The halt intends to protect the Ozarks and Missouri from clear-cutting and water runoff problems plaguing other states (see "Chip Mills Clear-Cutting the South," Currents, September/October 1999).