Black and white diagram illustrating cleracutting and wildlifeResponses of Wildlife to Clearcutting and Associated Treatments in the Eastern United States

Department of Forest Resources
Clemson University

June 1997


Technical Paper No. 19
Posted February, 2000


Richard F. Harlow - Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources, Clemson University 29634-0331

Robert L. Downing - Research Wildlife Biologist, Retired, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 114 Lewis Rd., Clemson, SC 29631

David H. VanLear - Bowen Professor, Department of Forest Resources, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0331

Photos and Illustrations:

Main illustration by John Norton, Annapolis, MD

Figure 1.  Hardwood Clearcut in the Southern Appalachian Mountains (D.H. Van Lear)

Figure 2.  1-year regeneration on clearcut (D.H. Van Lear)

Figure 3.  Prescribed Fire.  Small hardwoods are often killed but sprout at the base providing quality deer browse (Illustration by Diane McClure) (Jackson et al. 1981)

Figure 4.  Black bear (Illustration by Wallace Hughes) Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission)

Figure 5.  Flying Squirrel (Illustration by John Norton)

Figure 6.  Birds (Audubon Society)

Figure 7.  Riparian forest buffer (Westvaco)

Figure 8.  Dead snags provide wildlife habitat (Illustration by Diane McClure) (Jackson et al, 1981)

Figure 9.  Reptiles and Amphibians (Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN)

Figure 10.  Prescribed fire in a young pine stand (D.H. Van Lear)


This manuscript has benefited from reviews by Richard M. DeGraff, Victor L. Ford, Robert L. Hooper, Malcom L. Hunter, Jr., George Hurst, Guy Sabin, T. Bently Wigley, and Richard H. Yahner.  The authors also are grateful for the secretarial assistance of Mary E. Saunders.

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