rachael hamblin wrote:
Regarding clear cuts, what are the conditions where it is said to be a good idea? And what are the sources you're hearing this from? I haven't heard this before, I'm curious.
paul wheaton wrote:
Of course, a lot of the folks that are leaning on the value of "the right kind" of clear cuts as an excuse to do the wrong kind of clear cuts, are mostly talking about the problems of the monoculture conifer forest. You have a lack of diversity and the conifers (sort of) poison the land so a diversity cannot grow. The clear cuts enable/allow diversity. So not only more species of vegetation can be supported, but more species of wildlife.