After 20 years of massive clear-cutting of the older spruce and fir forest of Ma
After 20 years of massive clear-cutting of the older spruce and fir forest of Maine's North Woods, two birds that used to be common to the area, the spruce grouse and gray jay, are becoming harder to find. Some observers have speculated that the intense harvesting of the two species' preferred habitat on the heels of a widespread spruce budworm infestation has caused the birds to decline. Three studies are beginning that will provide benchmark biodiversity information in Maine's spruce-fir forest, and major industrial landowners are cooperating in the studies. Details.
Forests and forestry
Austin, Phyllis, "After 20 years of massive clear-cutting of the older spruce and fir forest of Ma" (1995). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1075.
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