Perhaps the most catastrophic impact of clearcutting
is its contribution to global warming.
These regulations were considered inadequate by some people who felt there was excessive clearcutting
, and enough signatures were gathered to put a referendum to ban clearcutting
on the ballot in 1996.
It's this insensitivity that Clearcutting
seeks to penetrate by turning industrial forestry from an abstract issue to a visceral one.
The highest number of herbaceous plants occurred the first year following clearcutting
(4971 plants) at Site 2 and diminished noticeably to the seventh year (1851 plants) (Fig.
The Plan, which is limited to the next 6-10 year period, limits clearcutting
to 5,300 acres annually, with seedtree and shelterwood methods set at 2,700 acres annually and the uneven-age selection methods at 15,000 acres annually.
The purpose of the present study was, therefore: (a) to quantify the decrease in litterfall resulting from clearcutting
of riparian boreal forests; (b) to determine if this litterfall decrease was substantial enough to affect the extent of soil erosion measured in the field; and (c) to relate changes in litterfall abundance and composition to measurements of the potential for soil erosion examined under artificial experimental conditions.
During this study and for the previous 20 yr, timber was harvested mainly by clearcutting
, and most stands cut were 8-16 ha.
I am concerned about the recent decision of counties to join a class action suit against the state of Oregon to increase clearcutting
of public forests held in trust by the state.
Initiated by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, the "Bird Friendly" label signifies that a third-party inspector has certified your coffee organic and shade-grown, without clearcutting
the tropical forests.
The reason we have many of the forest problems we have now is because of decades of mismanagement from agencies, including years of clearcutting
, extensive road construction, and fire suppression.
In 1995 the Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel recommendations signalled "the end of clearcutting
in Clayoquot Sound.
Former timber manager Jeff DeBonis tells us that when he warned his supervisors about the devastation he saw from clearcutting
, he was assured that any damage was "within tolerable limits.
Direct actions in Scotland and Germany were aimed against Western Forest Products - the Canadian company intent on clearcutting
the Great Bear - and its clients.
These predictions are comparable to measured values of soil loss reported for clearcutting
with site preparation on Coastal Plain and Piedmont soils immediately after harvest of between 2.
The work takes planters to the most damaged lands, where clearcutting
or wildfires have left moonscapes of the ecosystem.