An emerging contrast continues to be in evidence throughout Oregon today - clear-cutting
in your national forests has been curtailed dramatically and herbicide use has stopped.
She said the current plan leaves 66 percent of state forests vulnerable to commercial logging and clear-cutting
, with only 4 to 6 percent of the state's 3.
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.
has been the most common harvest method used on the HNF since the 1960s, although there has been little harvesting since the mid-1980s.
MB's chief forester Bill Cafferata acknowledges that although MB has promised to phase out clear-cutting
of old growth forests, it will still continue to log old growth.
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.
Since acquiring Pacific Lumber in a hostile takeover in 1986, Maxxam CEO Charles Hurwitz transformed a sustainable-harvest leader into a clear-cutting
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.
In the late 1980s, concern for the little nocturnal predator moved radical environmentalists to spike trees to protest timber clear-cutting
that destroyed the owl's habitat.
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.
and other drastic methods notwithstanding, there's much you can do to add both vigor and productivity to your woodland.
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.