This issue is somewhat unique in its relation to the clear-cutting
of large forest areas.
also promotes invasive species, as well as pests such as deer ticks, Ms.
Recently Clergue and some northern forest companies in the Wawa and Timmins area drew criticism from conservation groups, including Earthroots, claiming Ontario's clear-cutting
limts are being flouted with cuts larger than the 260-hectare limit as prescribed under the province's Environmental Assessment Board in 1994.
of forests poured more silt into rivers, and cattle grazing caused erosion, which led to increased soil runoff.
If it had been clear-cutting
of timber or logging of timber on a large area of the property, such notice would have been given.
Phil Gilbert upholds a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Law and Policy Center, the Sierra Club and other conservationist groups who argued that the Forest Service must prove it can effectively mitigate damage the clear-cutting
plan would inflict on Bell Smith Springs, a national natural landmark and a popular tourist attraction.
Norse had long suspected that damage from bottom trawling is in the ballpark with that from clear-cutting
forests on land (SN: 10/26/96, p.
Instead of just having willy-nilly clear-cutting
, biological consultants will guide the crews to say, `Don't cut this, it's OK to take this out.
Soon after the laws passage, stories from the national forests indicated that the concerns weren't unfounded: Foresters were using the rider to offer timber sales that had been stopped years earlier for environmental reasons; they were re-labeling sales that had been previously classified as "green" - healthy and alive - as salvage sales to avoid appeals; they were moving into roadless areas - undeveloped wilderness - without the environmental assessments that were usually required; they were clear-cutting
steep slopes and polluting streams, they were destroying the habitat of threatened species like the grizzly bear and chinook salmon.
practice of harvesting trees has earned Canada the uncomplimentary label of "The Brazil of the North.
Rather than clear-cutting
on a large scale, the prevailing practice of the industry for some time has been to thin selectively or cut on a small scale, with the legal obligation of replanting the cleared land.
When I heard about the clear-cutting
of 200-year-old trees, I knew I had to take a stand.