One’s first impression is of serious environmental damage. But is it truly damage?
Or, possibly, might it be an opportunity for the regeneration of grasses, fruit shrubs and other small plants that would have been choked out by uncontrolled climax growth of those same plants. Not to mention unchecked growth by less desirable invaders such as alders?
In the meantime, this “damage” also provides fresh access to food supplies for game birds such as Woodcock and Grouse, along with Gray Jays and smaller critters.
Beware of first impressions. They can be deceiving.
Many more images of environmental matters, game birds, insects and wildflowers can be found on my online stock photo catalogue. Here’s a link.