Clear cutting is waging war on our forests. It leaves a barren legacy.
Clear cutting is so overtly damaging to forest land that it’s a good bet that most Californians outside of logging areas assume it no longer occurs.
Some key influencers in state government believe that there are good ways and bad ways to clear cut. In fact all clear cutting dramatically transforms a clear cut area’s ability to provide food and habitat for wildlife; to contain and shade snow and reduce rapid snowmelt; to absorb water and restore aquifers; and to prevent mudflows and landslides into streams and rivers during extreme storms.
Fact sheets on the effects of clear cutting: