B. J. Nodello
v7re at unb.ca
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 unb.ca ~
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On 10 Jan 1998, PHADRUIG wrote:
> In article <HjAq00O5I4dS091yn at teleport.com>, larryc at teleport.com (Larry
> Caldwell) writes:
> >In article <Pine.SOL.3.96.971212182000.28311A-100000 at sol>,
> "B. J. Nodello"
> ><v7re at unb.ca> 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
> >you want to know how clearcuts affect forest species, go into a forest
> >inventory the wildlife. Cut the forest down, then come back and
> >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?
> Seumas Mac Phadruig
> Industrial Forest Opns. Mgr. (Ret.)
> Northwestern U.S.
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