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Modular chip mills that can be located anywhere have increased wood chip production. On average, the state's 17 mills clear-cut 127,000 acres yearly. There are questions as to how this will affect soil and water quality and wildlife.
Demand for raw materials for global wood and paper markets, urban sprawl, and need for recreational outlets are changing North Carolina's forests and affecting wildlife populations. Manuel lists three trends in modern forestry and discusses their effect on wildlife: modular chip mills; replacing natural forests with pine plantations; and logging in publicly owned national forests.