Clear cutting 54wrtos increased water flow increased

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Clear Cutting 54WrTos ¿ Increased water flow ¿ Increased farmland² created more than half a million square miles of new farmland in developing countries ¿ Consistent and higher rates of return² consumer prices are kept low and predictable )ToSns ¿ Effects on plant and wildlife² clear cutting causes biodiversity to decrease where the process occurred ¿ Loss of recreation land² stumps² dead plants² and trees are left and undergrowth then develops which prevents the land from being used± ¿ Habitat disturbance² animalsÀplants that live within trees and where clear cutting is used lose their habitats ¿ Increased stream flows can lead to increased riparian erosion during high¿water occurrences±
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Selective Cutting 54WrTos ¿ Supports more varieties of wildlife± ¿ Is more resistant to disease and insect manifestations± ¿ Leaves a lighter ecological footprint± ¿ Creates a more natural¿looking forest stand after harvesting± )ToSns ¿ Species may not regenerate quickly ¿ May lead to increased damage from ice² storms or fires ¿ Some species of tree do not regenerate well after selective cutting
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+Ecologically sustainable forestry 54WrTos ¿ Preserve high conservation value forests ¿ Harvesting in temperate forests can mimic natural disturbances ¿ Tree plantations may be implemented if it helps the overall ecosystem ¿ Minimizes erosion² waste² and carbon emissions ¿ Reduces damage to other trees ¿ Employees are safer and healthier than other forms of tree harvesting ¿ Respect local communities and help develop economies )ToSns ¿ Not enough biological debris left on the forest floor ¿ Decrease in stream and water biodiversity ¿ New forests are more fire prone ¿ Natural fires the replenish ecosystems are not allowed to burn ¿ Soil erosion is a problem on logging roads
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  • Fall '19
  • National Park Service, United States Forest Service, wildlife refuge, National Wildlife Refuge, National Wildlife Refuge System, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

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