122 Actions found

Actions to Conserve wildlife

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of different interventions to conserve wildlife and ecosystem services.

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Adopt protected species legislation (impact on forest management)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt protected species legislation (impact on forest management)

Use rotational grazing to restore oak savannas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use rotational grazing to restore oak savannas

Restore woodland herbaceous plants using transplants and nursery plugs

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore woodland herbaceous plants using transplants and nursery plugs

Encourage leaf litter development in new planting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage leaf litter development in new planting

Use wire fences within grazing areas to exclude livestock from specific forest sections

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Use wire fences within grazing areas to exclude livestock from specific forest sections

Prevent livestock grazing in forests

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Prevent livestock grazing in forests

Reduce the intensity of livestock grazing in forests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Reduce the intensity of livestock grazing in forests

Shorten livestock grazing period or control grazing season in forests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Shorten livestock grazing period or control grazing season in forests

Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

Thin trees within forests: effects on young trees

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Likely to be beneficial 13 Thin trees within forests: effects on young trees

Thin trees within forests: effects on understory plants

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Likely to be beneficial 37 Thin trees within forests: effects on understory plants

Thin trees within forests: effects on non-vascular plants

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 4 Thin trees within forests: effects on non-vascular plants

Remove woody debris after timber harvest

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Unlikely to be beneficial 12 Remove woody debris after timber harvest

Use shelterwood harvest instead of clearcutting

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use shelterwood harvest instead of clearcutting

Use partial retention harvesting instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use partial retention harvesting instead of clearcutting

Use summer instead of winter harvesting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use summer instead of winter harvesting

Use prescribed fire: effects on mature trees

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 16 Use prescribed fire: effects on mature trees

Use herbicides to remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use herbicides to remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

Mechanically remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Mechanically remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

Use prescribed fire: effects on young trees

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 17 Use prescribed fire: effects on young trees

Use prescribed fire: effect on understory plants

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 37 Use prescribed fire: effect on understory plants

Use clearcutting to increase understory diversity

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 24 Use clearcutting to increase understory diversity

Use shelterwood harvesting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use shelterwood harvesting

Use group-selection harvesting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 9 Use group-selection harvesting

Use herbicides to thin trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicides to thin trees
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Forest Conservation - Published 2016

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