Sound Equipment Used to Monitor Forest Health

Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 13:27



The Saskatchewan government is attempting to figure out just what impact the logging industry may be having on the province’s forests.


Studies are currently underway on ground soil, vegetation stands and bodies of water that have been touched by logging equipment.


Another newer study sees scientists recording bird sounds in areas that have been logged, as well as in clearings ravaged by wildfire.


Coordinator for that study Duane Dye says bird experts will eventually listen to the recordings, and try to determine how birds are being affected by artificial disruptions.


Dye says the overall goal of the work is to see if the current logging activity in the province is sustainable over a long period of time.


He expects the studies could still be going on one hundred years from now.