clearcutting


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clearcutting

(ˈklɪəˌkʌtɪŋ)
n
the act of felling all trees in area
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I remember the first time I ever saw a clearcutting operation.
Removal of timber by clearcutting results in the absence of breeding by mature forest birds within the harvested stands for a period of time, plus shifting densities of forest-breeding birds around the harvested stands (Wallendorf et al.
Further mercury may be released if the Ontario government implements its current plan for more clearcutting.
Lumber giant Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) had begun clearcutting nearly 1,000 acres of forest next to downtown Arnold--part of their plan to clearcut over one million acres of Sierra forest, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.
Because clearcutting is necessary to regenerate aspen, a species beneficial to many types of wildlife, the brothers harvest patches from two to 15 acres in size.
In some areas where clearcutting had taken place near Garden Lake, Miller pointed out the patterns of cutting used were designed to mirror the burn pattern of a forest fire, with no hard, square edges.
The reality is that the vast majority of OSB production is responsible for clearcutting remaining native forests of the Southeastern US, as well as robbing mature public and private forest in Canada, Chile, and nearly everywhere they have established plants.
The consistent size of timbers demonstrates that loggers were selectively harvesting trees over broad regions rather than clearcutting one area before moving on.
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.