Closing Timber Mills, Changes brewing in woods won't help grouse (or deer) September 9, 2012 Minnesota

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Changes brewing in woods won't help grouse (or deer) September 9, 2012 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune
The closing of six timber-consuming mills in Minnesota over the past five years has greatly reduced logging and -- if the trend isn't reversed -- will result in an older forest less productive for ruffed grouse and whitetail deer... if the forest products industry doesn't cut timber, there are no other management options. "It's the only tool we have to manage forest cover out there,'' said Schmid. It would be cost-prohibitive for the DNR to cut timber to manipulate wildlife habitat... 

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