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:: Home > The Forest > Reproduction Methods > Clearcutting > Hot Topic: Clearcuts & Wildlife > Clearcuts and the Habitat Development Cycle

When trees are "clearcut", they’re harvested in patches. Each clearcut is the beginning of a new forest, and the start of another habitat development cycle. When the resulting patchwork of new, young, and middle-aged stands on private lands is combined with old growth stands set aside on public lands, a lot of habitat diversity is available. And this means wildlife diversity.

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