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Patchwork Logging, Wood Buffalo National Park. Alberta/NWT border. A common feature of the boreal is the site of patchwork logging. Often used as a way to get around clearcut size restrictions, it merely spreads the damage and fragmentation over a larger area. This particular clearcut is in Wood Buffalo National Park. this is the World's second largest National Park, and straddles the Alberta/Northwest territories border. The park contains on of the greatest inland deltas - the Athabasca Delta - and is the sole breeding ground for the Whooping Crane. Logging was approved as part of the war effort during the Second World War. The permission to log in a National Park was only terminated in 1992.
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Patchwork Logging, Wood Buffalo National Park. Alberta/NWT border.                                     A common feature of the boreal is the site of patchwork logging. Often used as a way to get around clearcut size restrictions, it merely spreads the damage and  fragmentation over a larger area. This particular clearcut is in Wood Buffalo National Park. this is the World's second largest National  Park, and straddles the Alberta/Northwest territories border. The park contains on of the greatest inland deltas - the Athabasca Delta - and is the sole breeding ground for the Whooping Crane. Logging was approved as part of the war effort during the Second World War. The permission to log in a National Park was only terminated in 1992.