clearcutting


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clearcutting:

see forestryforestry,
the management of forest lands for wood, water, wildlife, forage, and recreation. Because the major economic importance of the forest lies in wood and wood products, forestry has been chiefly concerned with timber management, especially reforestation, maintenance of
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In the 1980s and '90s, the logging road ushered in accelerated clearcutting by multinationals without meaningful consultation.
Here at SFASU, research on the wildlife impacts of clearcutting has generated some interesting initial findings.
And studies show that clearcutting releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than any other forestry disturbance, including fire.
The resulting increase in industrial scale clearcutting is adversely affecting many species of plants, animals, and birds that depend on mature forested landscapes.
The consistent size of timbers demonstrates that loggers were selectively harvesting trees over broad regions rather than clearcutting one area before moving on.
The California Department of Forestry found that, between 1992 and 1999, SPI increased its clearcutting by an astounding 2,426 percent.
The annual variability in nitrate contributions to the clearcut forest from the grass buffer complicated consideration of the effects of the clearcutting.
Soon, members of the Boulder-based Ancient Forest Rescue were chaining themselves to the Taylor Ranch gates, claiming that "the clearcutting of pristine old-growth forests" was destroying a unique and valuable culture, damaging the Rio Culebra watershed, and threatening an endangered species.
Rajala, Clearcutting the Pacific Rain Forest: Production, Science and Regulation (Vancouver: UBC Press 1998)
With the greater use of mechanical harvesting and extensive clearcutting, public pressures led forest management agencies to provide habitat for some featured species, mainly game, and moose habitat was of primary concern.
Its effects are similar to clearcutting forests, but are more extensive," says the MCBI's Elliott Norse.
Northern red oak regeneration after preherbicided clearcutting and shelterwood removal cutting.