Age of the Forest in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed

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Starting in the early 1900s, the forest in the municipal watershed was clearcut from the west to the east. The most recent clearcuts (1971- 1994) were often adjacent to the old-growth forest in the eastern portion of the watershed. This created fragmentation and isolation of the old-growth forest habitat upon which many at-risk species depend.

 

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