Barker’s insight is particularly valuable, since clearcutting is a tool that must be applied only where appropriate. It works must better on the Coast Range than on interior landscapess, particularly the serpentine and granite soils of southern Oregon and the dry forests of eastern Oregon. Weyerhauser has a great clearcut rotational program that works well in Washington state. When clearcuts are done in the wrong places it is not just the visual impact, but the complex ecological impact that pays the price.
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