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Logging WMA’s

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:49 am
by WhiteGlovedHowdy
Great article by Tony Kennedy on plans to log wma’s. Well worth a read. I believe Wendy gave a heads up on this a few months ago. Can’t find the post however.

Re: Logging WMA’s

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:41 am
by brntrout
Logging can be a benefit to Eco systems if properly done, if not done properly there can be an adverse effect. "I'm assuming" since this work would be done in WMA's (DNR managed lands)the logging would be managed in a way it will be beneficial for the Eco system.

http://www.startribune.com/wildlife-adv ... 566408292/

https://sciencing.com/about-6103371-log ... ystem.html

Re: Logging WMA’s

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:30 pm
by Cutthroat
I'm always leery about removing old trees and fragmenting old-growth forests. I see a helluva lot more buckthorn in the future...

Re: Logging WMA’s

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:47 am
by brntrout
Cutthroat wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:30 pm
I'm always leery about removing old trees and fragmenting old-growth forests. I see a helluva lot more buckthorn in the future...
Very good point. Now days any time the forest canape is opened up from logging invasive species stand a great chance of taking over. Unfortunately that is also true when removing trees and sloping stream banks during stream restoration work. Once invasive species become established there is usually no way of eliminating them.

Buckthorn info. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/t ... index.html