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Posted by: Doug K
« on: March 29, 2022, 04:09:29 pm »

Perhaps the key statements being made are as follows

But now, the Forest Service’s Early Successional Habitat Creation Project represents new reasoning—which is hotly debated—that clear-cutting benefits native fauna. Just about every northern state east of the Great Plains, from Michigan to Maine, has implemented some version of what can be called “logging for wildlife.”

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection praises clear-cutting, noting that it is “one of the most maligned and misunderstood forest regeneration treatments.”

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources asserts that forests “can only be saved by being destroyed”—by keeping them young. For Americans, the agency says, “this means a steady supply of biomass fuel, timber, and wood pulp; it means crisp fall days hunting deer, bear, grouse, and woodcock; it means birdwatchers prowling spring thickets raucous with the songs of warblers returning on migration.”

The Young Forest Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, now counts among its scores of members “natural resource agencies, wildlife organizations, businesses, land trusts, the U.S. military, universities and colleges, [and] foresters,” according to its website.

Members are advised “where to make young forest [and] how to do it the best way.” “Guess what,” the project says, “clearcutting isn’t necessarily bad!

This isnt the first time the ECNA has pointed out the truth regarding the practice of "clear-cutting"  read our earlier post from Oregon Forestry management.

And, just be be CLEAR on Erie Canal Embankments, they are not being "clear-cut", the work being done to remove all invasive vegetation is called Earthen Dam Maintenance.