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Timber Harvesting

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The Problem

The problems associated with foresty are similar to those of land development, the construction of access and haul roads and disturbance of the soil. Timber harvesting involves more than just the cutting of trees. Poorly planned and managed harvesting activities can result in serious soil erosion and steam sedimentation.

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Typical timber harvesting operation

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

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Protect streams with no-harvest zone

There are BMPs used to reduce the impacts of timber harvesting operations:


* Proper access road construction


* Proper road ditching and drainage


* Contruction of water bars


* Vegetative filter strips


* Proper water crossings


* Stabilizing exposed soil


* Replanting trees

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