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Forest-Destroying Avalanches On the Rise Due to Clear-Cut Logging

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avatar Forest-Destroying Avalanches On the Rise Due to Clear-Cut Logging
March 30, 2012 05:12PM
ScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2012) — Scientists with the UBC Avalanche Research Group have been studying the impact of clear-cut logging on avalanche terrain in British Columbia. Understanding avalanche behavior and its destructive potential is an important factor in assessing risk of clear-cut logging of mature forest timber. An article just published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal presents data collected from locations where avalanches have been released due to clear-cut logging; these data demonstrate the adverse effects of poor logging practices.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120329124711.htm
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