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clear-cut

1. adjective Easily understandable and unquestionable; free of doubt. I know you're unhappy about it, but grandma's will was clear-cut—all of her money goes to Elise. There is no one clear-cut path to success.
2. verb To cut down all the trees in a particular forested tract. The environmental group is attempting to stop the logging company from clear-cutting a vast swath of forest.
3. adjective Describing a forested tract that has been cut in such a way. The clear-cut tract looks like an alien landscape with its acres of stumps.
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Clearcuts, their respective ages, and notations of barrel scarification (cf., Larson and Hallman, 1980) were found using maps provided by SNF staff.
Their plan called for doubling logging in parts of the Tahoe, Plumas, and Lassen National Forests and dissecting those areas with a network of long, thin clearcuts under the pretense of maintaining "forest health."
New damage following the June frost was limited to the 25%cover and clearcut treatments.
Relative differences in in situ erosion rates between forested and clearcut shorelines were assessed with the use of 140 mesh-bags from a previous litter colonization study (France 1997).
To do would require effectively privatizing 1.5 million acres of federal public forestlands that would look little different from industrial private land clearcuts.
During mornings and evenings we spotted bucks from both stands, as the deer headed from the new clearcut to the pine plantation.
For example, Western Forest Products (WFP) has stated that it intends to clearcut eight intact valleys in the Great Bear Rainforest in 1998 alone.
Distance from each bay to the nearest clearcut was determined from a 1989 aerial photograph of the Savannah River Site (1:24,000).
Clearcut was recently co-published by the Sierra Club and Earth Island Press.
Each plot was studied and parameters for the following site locations, if present, inventoried: haul roads, skid trails, landing areas, firebreaks, streamside buffer strips, and undifferentiated clearcut (that part of a clearcut harvest area that is not one of the previous locations).
These animals require a large jungle territory to catch adequate prey, but the natural jaguar ranges are rapidly dwindling, primarily becase of clearcut farming.
The proposal to clearcut more public forests is shortsighted and narrow, placing value only on cut logs.
More than two wild river valleys per year have been lost to industrial logging and 17 more are scheduled to be clearcut in the next few years.
Following world-wide criticism of the province's clearcut logging policies earlier in the decade, the B.C.