Wildlife thrives in young forests that grow up after cutting


03/14/16

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The original article Dave Anderson's Forest Journal: Wildlife thrives in young forests that grow up after cutting by Dave Anderson was posted March 11, 2016 at 6:20PM at http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160313/NEWHAMPSHIRE0305/160319791.

Article excerpts:

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A common misconception is that doing nothing with a given tract of land perpetuates a status-quo forest — where no management equals no change. Right?

Wrong. Mature forests grow slowly. Change is nearly imperceptible. Yet open, scrubby fields and clearings grow all-too-quickly from thickets of young saplings to shady dense forests of pole-size timber with a closed canopy of shade. As March sunshine returns to our northern latitude, this is an excellent time to remember that sunlight is the coin of the realm for northern trees. The more sunlight, the faster the rates of growth.
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Organizations including the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) have embarked on an ambitious and compelling public outreach campaign to link healthy forest, abundant wildlife and sporting traditions. Its website, www.ruffedgrousesociety.org features links to videos and more. ...
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See the related/linked article: Ruffed Grouse Conservation Matters Right Now at http://projectupland.com/articles/ruffed-grouse-conservation-matters. on the Project Upland site.

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Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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