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clear-cutting

[′klir ‚kəd·iŋ]
(forestry)
Felling and removing all trees in a forest area.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This issue is somewhat unique in its relation to the clear-cutting of large forest areas.
Walk organizers say on their flier: "Forests, often called the `lungs of the planet,' support interconnected plant, animal and water habitats that provide us with the clean air and water needed to sustain life." Clear-cutting also promotes invasive species, as well as pests such as deer ticks, Ms.
No doubt, clear-cutting and other timber-harvest activity suffer from an image problem, one that is hard to disguise.
In Soviet-era Lithuania, clear-cutting was almost completely banned in national parks as the USSR gathered its lumber from Belarus and Russia.
The Grassy Narrows band is struggling to save the last few patches of old growth forest as well as trying to protect the trap line areas that are slated for clear-cutting. The remaining forest holds pieces of Native history, culture, spirituality, and medicines that can never be replaced.
Clear-cutting, the prevalent harvesting regime in the boreal forest in Canada, remains a controversial issue (Bliss 2000).
In March, as governors and legislators struggled to balance their budgets in a time of economic downturn and reduced revenues, clear-cutting of state arts agencies--their complete elimination--was on the table in Oregon, New Jersey, Missouri, and Arizona.
Canadian producers have taken a lot of criticism, especially over clear-cutting, but Mallory said such issues are well on their way to being resolved.
Logging, dams, power projects, roads, miners, farmers, a government push to be the world's greatest soybean producer--all this and clear-cutting land for crops and cattle--are the culprits.
Jim Miller, Clergue's general manager, explained some of the philosophies in forestry and the silvicultural systems, such as clear-cutting and selection harvesting, which is based on the age and species of tree, the ecology of the site and its effect on wildlife.
"Most clear-cutting in the tropics is to convert land to agriculture," says Richard Donovan, chief of forestry for the Rainforest Alliance.
NWF and the affiliates derailed one wrong-headed plan that called for clear-cutting 24,000 acres of national forest to allow 10,000 additional acre feet of water to reach the Platte.