clearcutting

(redirected from Clear-cut logging)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

clearcutting

(ˈklɪəˌkʌtɪŋ)
n
the act of felling all trees in area
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Techniques employed today include mono-crops, herbicides, clear-cut logging and other destructive practices.
Known for his ability to write historical fiction in an informative and relatable way, Bell's works covered such challenging topics as the Tiananmen Square massacre in China, clear-cut logging in British Columbia, post-traumatic stress disorder in peacekeepers and Canada's oft-overlooked history of racism against African Canadians.
Years later, when his father's ill health compelled Salgado and Lelia to return to the family ranch in Minas Gerais, they found clear-cut logging had erased the rainforest that had covered the surrounding hills, leaving only desert.
There are others that say if the BC government would stop issuing licences for road building and construction, clear-cut logging and recreational activities, and safeguard that critical habitat, then caribou actually have a chance.
For blockader Crissy Swain, the blockade was about more than the clear-cut logging.
During that period limited logging occurred on the watersheds, based on timber contracts that pre-dated a moratorium imposed by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation in response to a public outcry over clear-cut logging on state land.
But changing market conditions, growing public opposition to clear-cut logging of national forests and passage of the Tongass Timber Reform Act crippled the business environment.
Clear-cut logging is the Catch 22 of forest management.
Clear-cut logging by Kimberly-Clark and its competitors has claimed half a million acres of boreal forest annually in Canada's Ontario and Alberta provinces alone in recent years.
Written in a highly readable style, this book lists the specific policies (nuclear testing, clear-cut logging, uncontrolled sheep and cattle grazing) that have led to poisoned ground water supplies, soil erosion and the decomposition of natural forests.
Environmental groups like the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Ammesty International claim there is clear-cut logging within the Grassy Narrows' traditional territory without local consent.
My story is this: One summer in high school, I went backpacking out West and saw forests devastated by clear-cut logging.