B. J. Nodello v7re at
Sat Jan 10 13:49:16 EST 1998

I am pretty sure that the clearcuts are not burned after the operation in
Manitoba.  I believe it is due to the high forest fire risk.  Employees
are not even aloud to smoke while in the block.  So no animals are burned.  

              ~                  Brett J. Nodello                ~        
              ~                    v7re at                   ~         
              ~  ~           

On 10 Jan 1998, PHADRUIG wrote:

> In article <HjAq00O5I4dS091yn at>, larryc at (Larry
> Caldwell) writes:
> >In article <Pine.SOL.3.96.971212182000.28311A-100000 at sol>,
> "B. J. Nodello"
> ><v7re at> wrote:
> > I worked in clearcuts all summer and I saw a lot of
> >evidence of animal
> > activity.  I was lucky enough to see several deer and
> >rabbit, and unlucky
> > enough to run into several bear.  These blocks were
> >covered in tracks and
> > debris from deer, rabbit, moose, and bear.  
> None of
> >the animal sign you saw was from forest species.  Large animals
> will move
> >into timber for shelter from bad weather, rabbits won't even do
> that.  
> If
> >you want to know how clearcuts affect forest species, go into a forest
> and
> >inventory the wildlife.  Cut the forest down, then come back and
> inventory
> >the wildlife again.  
> -- Larry
> ----------------------------------------
> Larry, I'm sure you are correct that some if not most forest wildlife move out
> of a clearcut when all the trees are cut, and certainly all who do not run, are
> burned when the clearcut is torched, but isn't it logical that the survivors
> only retreat to the adjacent uncut areas and survive there only to re-inhabit
> the clearcut areas as they are rejuvinated and become compatable?  Wouldn't the
> successional stages be much the same as after the natural wildfires - which
> have repeatedly burned millions of acres over the eons and were in fact
> responsible for the millions of acres of even aged forests that covered America
> when the Europeans came?
> Regards,
> Seumas Mac Phadruig
> Industrial Forest Opns. Mgr. (Ret.)
> Northwestern U.S.

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