Use patch retention harvesting instead of clearcutting
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Removing trees, through clearcutting or clearfelling is likely to have substantial effects on reptiles, through alteration of habitat and removal of food and shelter. Patch retention is the act of leaving groups of trees during harvesting, which may act as refugia to support forest fauna and enable its recolonization of the remainder of the forest as it regrows.