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CHAPTER 19 - CHAPTER 19: A) WILDLIFE AND FORESTS Wildlife...

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CHAPTER 19: WILDLIFE AND FORESTS A) Wildlife Management in Forests and Parks 1) History of our Federal Forests: About 100 years ago our forests were viewed as inexhaustible and were exploited accordingly. This era of "cut-out" and "get-out" ended when people finally took notice of a dwindling resource. a) Ownership of commercial forested lands in the continental U.S. (adapted from Text table 15-1). 1. Federal - (22%) 2. State - (6%) 3. Private - (72%) 2) Forest management- This should take into account wildlife, social, and economic considerations. a) Timber- definitions: 1. Silviculture: General term dealing with mans activities in the forest, i.e. planting, insect control, pruning, thinning, fire control, and cutting. 2. Clearcut: The removal of all trees from a given area. 3. Shelterwood cut: The removal of all trees except a few large ones which provide shade for developing seedlings, these large trees are often later harvested.
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4. Seed-tree cut: Similar to shelterwood cut, but the large trees are left as a seed source. 5.
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