Monday, April 2, 2012

The managed forest

Today we visited a managed forest used by Kevin. He has really diversified his operation, incorporating a Christmas tree far, beef cattle and lumbering, all using sustainable farming practices. We learned that the difference between the old growth forest of Hemlocks we visited and the secondary growth (after clear cutting) on Cooks Farm (where we have been setting the small mammal traps) compared with the managed forest is that there is planned regeneration and sustainability.
Later we returned to Cooks Farm to set out 100 more small mammal traps.

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