Some forestry work is done for the main objective of creating or preserving animal habitat. Jackstrawing, or hinging of trees is used to make natural barriers for livestock around sensitive areas such as springs and stands of aspen. Stands of aspen far from sight of roads or buildings are still important to the wildlife and shouldn’t be left out of a forest management plan, especially if some sections of forest are in a stage of harvest for human use, further shrinking possible habitat.
Work near a drainage, such as a stream and river, must always be done with consideration towards habitat. Often no work of any kind will take place closer that 50 feet to such habitat. If work must occur in the catch basin of a significant drainage, extra caution will be used to avoid erosion into the drainage.
At Bull Moose we always take into consideration the effects that our work my have on habitat for wildlife. We even go as far as leaving some dead snags, both standing and on the ground, for common forest critters like squirrels and birds. We think that a forest with animals is always better than one without.