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Overview of approaches to sustain forest productivity during forest road development and timber harvesting activitiesAuthor(s): Charles R. Blinn; Rick Dahlamn; James A. Mattson; Michael A. Thompson
Source: IN: Ek, Alan; ZumBahlen, comps., eds. Proceedings, Improving forest productivity for timber...a key yto sustainability; 1998 December 1-3; Duluth, MN. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota: 135-140
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionVarious approaches are available to minimize impacts on forest productivity during forest road building and timber harvesting activities. These approaches include a variety of practices and technologies. They include practices such as reducing road and trail development, using designated trails, and leaving slash at the stump on nutrient deficient sites. Technology options include low ground pressure machinery, tracked swing-to-tree feller-bunchers, small-scale equipmnnt, and portable wetlands and stream crossing structures. Increased application of these approaches will require additional research, training for foresters and loggers, and support for loggers.
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CitationBlinn, Charles R.; Dahlamn, Rick; Mattson, James A.; Thompson, Michael A. 1999. Overview of approaches to sustain forest productivity during forest road development and timber harvesting activities. IN: Ek, Alan; ZumBahlen, comps., eds. Proceedings, Improving forest productivity for timber...a key yto sustainability; 1998 December 1-3; Duluth, MN. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota: 135-140
Keywordssmall-scale logging, forest productivity, forest road, timber harvesting
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