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Old 04-10-2015, 02:09 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by Glen View Post
I'm no expert, but wouldn't pre-colonial forests have been quite different with massive chestnut trees (a little further south) , woodland buffalo and elk, big cats, etc. The chestnut was a major food source for many animals. Aside from hunting and habitat loss that part of the food chain was lost.
Possibly. But I am not sure that has much to do with the point he was making.

He was just referencing the life cycle of forests. Logging promotes wild life because it artificially clears out areas and allows new growth, etc. Mature forests do the same thing, naturally.

This certainly helps explain why the deer herd numbers have not declined in proportion to the decline in logging. Just the opposite has happened, actually.
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