Table of Contents

Introduction

I.  Effects of Clearcutting on Wildlife

     A.  White-Tailed Deer
          1.  Clearcutting
          2.  Associated Treatments
               a.  Site Preparation
               b.  Thinning
               c.  Cleaning

     B.  Moose

     C.  Game Birds
          1.  American Woodcock
          2.  Ruffed Grouse
          3.  Bobwhite Quail
          4.  Wild Turkey
          5.  Mourning Doves

     D.  Hares and Rabbits
          1.  Snowshoe Hares
          2.  Rabbits

     E.  Carnivores
          1.  Black Bear
          2.  American Marten
          3.  Eastern Cougar/Florida Panther and Lynx

     F.  Tree Squirrels
          1.  Gray Squirrel
          2.  Fox Squirrel
          3.  Southern Flying Squirrel

     G.  Nongame Small Mammals
          1.  Clearcutting
          2.  Age of Stands
          3.  Associated Treatments
               a.  Site Preparation
               b.  Thinning
               c.  Fuelwood Harvesting
               d.  Stream Management Zones

     H.  Birds
          1.  Clearcutting
               a.  Seral Stages, Nesting Season Studies
               b.  Winter Study
               c.  Nest Predation and Parasitism
               d.  Edge Effects
               e.  Size of Clearcuts
               f.  Harvesting Methods
          2.  Associated Treatments
               a.  Site Preparations (Including Post Treatments)
               b.  Thinning
               c.  Planting (Including Site Conversion to Other Timber Types)
               d.  Streamside Management Zones (SMZs)
               e.  Snags

     I.  Amphibians and Reptiles
          1.  Clearcutting
          2.  Associated Treatments
               a.  Burning
               b.  Site Preparation

II.  Effects of Clearcutting on Forest Vegetation

III.  Summary

IV.  Management Conclusions

V.  Conclusion

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