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Forestry and Wildlife Habitat Management in Central Hardwoods

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Improvement cutting, or removal of undesirable stems by silvicide or girdling, can foster the integration of forestry and wildlife management in the central hardwood region. Group selection or small, narrow clearcuts are recommended for attaining uneven-aged and even-aged management objectives, respectively. Reforestation of surface mines should continue if a diversity of wildlife is to be maintained. Single-species hardwood plantations should be small, narrow, and adjacent to mixed hardwoods. The diversity of federal, state, and private organizations involved in forest wildlife management and research makes coordination of activities difficult.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Publication date: August 1, 1982

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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