"(1) To determine the vegetative response produced by three sizes of forest clearings, 0.256, 0.576 and 1.600 acres; (2) to determine if differences in response exist between strip clearings and square clearings, and, if so, what the differences are: (3) to determine the longevity of the response produced by the above variables; (4) to determine if differences in vegetative response exist between strip clearings oriented north-south and east-west, and, if so, what the differences are; (5) to particularly observe the response of vegetation of known importance to wildlife, and to attempt to correlate this with evidence of use by wildlife; and, (6) to observe the possibilities of the clearings for regenerating cut-over hardwood stands."
Wildlife Habitat Improvement in the Central Adirondack Mountains
Patric, Earl, "An Evaluation of the Size and Shape of Forest Clearings" (1966). Adirondack Wildlife Research Project Reports Funded by the Pittman-Robertson Act. 2.