- Soutiere, Edward C.
University of Maine Graduate School
The influence of timber harvesting upon marten (Martes americana americana Turton) was studied on privately owned forest land in the Moosehead lake Region, Maine, from 1974 to 1977. The two harvest methods examined were partial harvesting and commercial clear cutting of spruce-fir-hardwood forests. In the partially harvested forest, basal area was reduced by about 40 percent. In the commercial clearcut forest, 50 percent of the forest was clearcut and 25 percent partially cut.