WELD-01-065

Environmental Effects of Juvenile Spacing and Commercial Thinning of Forest Stands: A Literature Review
Sponsor: 
Weldwood of Canada Ltd.
Lead Researcher: 
Penner and Associates Ltd.
Body: 
This literature-based review of environmental effects of juvenile spacing and commercial thinning study was initiated to obtain a practical assessment of the environmental effects of thinning, and to identify management practices that may mitigate adverse effects of thinning programs.

The literature review involved a research database search, assembly and organization of data, and assessment and synthesis on the effects of juvenile spacing and commercial thinning on soil, water, vegetation, and wildlife.

The effects of juvenile spacing and commercial thinning on soil, water, vegetation and wildlife are presented to the reader as a summary of research findings, management practices and conclusions.