Save Massachusetts Forests
Save Massachusetts Forests

            Do we need to manage forests for wildlfe benefits? 

In Massachusetts, there is a policy and practice base on the idea that we need to manage forests for enchanced wildlife and biodiversity protection. Also, there is evidence that leaving forests intact and with minimal human interference is more beneficial. This new publication explores this question.

Forest-clearing to create early-successional habitats: Questionable benefits, significant costs
Michael J. Kellett1*, Joan E. Maloof2, Susan A. Masino3, Lee E. Frelich4, Edward K. Faison5, Sunshine L. Brosi6 and David R. Foster7
Forest-clearing to create early successi[...]
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Presentation with Michael Kellett. Sponsored by Standing Trees