Ecological Problem Solving
|Pacific Forest terms||
|Forest Service - a division of the Department of Agriculture–USDA.|
clearcut - the forestry practice of removing all the trees for timber
ecotone - that borderland between two distinct vegetational areas
fire break - an artificial or natural area devoid of tall trees
old growth - a diverse stand of trees 500 years old or more
Park Service - a division of the Department of Interior
Western forest lands are part of the public domain
riparian - vegetation that borders along stream or river.
selective cutting - a recent practice of leaving certain tall trees for propagation.
tributary - a river's contributing streams adding runoff and siltation to the mainstream.
Red patches indicate the effects of clear cutting of timber as policy in British Columbia.
Impacts of logging along the Columbia River in Oregon
These buttons below work as navigational aids.