Logging WMA’s

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WhiteGlovedHowdy
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Logging WMA’s

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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.

brntrout
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Re: Logging WMA’s

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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
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Cutthroat
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Re: Logging WMA’s

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I'm always leery about removing old trees and fragmenting old-growth forests. I see a helluva lot more buckthorn in the future...

brntrout
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Re: Logging WMA’s

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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

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