- Rinaldi, Anthony M.
University of Maine Graduate School
An alternative strip clearcut of a spruce-fir-hardwood stand in the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine was studied from August through October, 1968. The objectives were to measure the production of forage and it's use b y white-tailed deer and snowshoe hare following clearcutting of strips 15 chains long by 1, 2, and 3 chains wide that were subjected to three different slash treatments namely: burned in place, removed, and left ion place. The cutting, which was done in 1964-1965 by the U.S. Forest Service, attempted to simulate seedbed conditions that might be created by various types of mechanical tree harvesters. Data were collected on 648 quarter-milacre plots in clearcut strips and 216 plots in alternate (2-chain-wide) uncut strips.