Southeast, for example, foresters are using fire to bring back longleaf pine stands, which have suffered from clear-cutting
and a lack of controlled burning.
In recent years, the long-term effects of clear-cutting
on ground-layer flora has been a subject of considerable controversy (Duffy and Meier, 1992; Johnson et al.
However, many are concerned that MB has turned to variable retention harvesting to escape the strict clear-cutting
regulations that have been put on clear-cutting
Public Works spokeswoman Jean Granucci said the county has begun the work, clear-cutting
some stretches of riverbed in Los Angeles County, including part of the South Fork.
But since stronger environmental regulations have slowed clear-cutting
in the Pacific Northwest, there is nary a peep about the owl.
Ironically, salvage logging is often justified as a way to preserve forest health, even though many biologists and forest ecologists claim that the type of salvage logging done in national forests - either taking the largest, most valuable trees or clear-cutting
- often does more harm than good.
It was easy for environmentalists to mobilize public opinion against clear-cutting
the west side, we should be able to get oak and aspen regeneration in that area, improving the biological diversity of our woodlot.
Hoff suggests that selective clear-cutting
and burning in the field, along with planting the nursery stock, could hasten the process of natural selection so that someday Clark's nutcrackers will be stashing disease-resistant whitebark seeds.
It's going to look like private land clear-cutting
Matera and his wife settled in Northampton and, to his dismay, he found evidence of forest clear-cutting
on state Department of Conservation property, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife management areas and the Quabbin watershed.
MRC's certification permits clear-cutting
for another 50 years, indefinite use of toxic herbicides, and logging of rare old-growth, according to Pjerrou.