John Hagan, a biologist with the Manomet Observatory in Massachusetts, has exami
John Hagan, a biologist with the Manomet Observatory in Massachusetts, has examined 72 species of Neotropical migrant birds in Maine's north woods since 1992, and found a number of species that did well in clearcuts. He failed to identify any benefits to birds of old-growth forest, and said that the forests that are part of an industrial forest landscape should be able to support all 72 species of Neotropical migrants. Moose had all but disappeared from Maine by 1900, but have rebounded, a fact that most biologists attribute to the early successional growth left after forest harvesting. The question of how forest practices should be managed to benefit wildlife remains poorly understood, but most biologists agree that what benefits one species is going to be detrimental to others. Details.
Birds, Clear-cutting, Forest management
Weegar, Andrew K., "John Hagan, a biologist with the Manomet Observatory in Massachusetts, has exami" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1864.