Action: Adopt continuous cover forestry
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- We found no evidence for the effects of adopting continuous cover forestry on forests.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Continuous cover forestry is a way of managing forests where clearcutting is avoided in favour of other management systems that maintain a continuous forest cover and high structural diversity. This may increase species diversity compared to clearcutting.