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    Author(s): Edward L. Fisher; Harry G. Gibson; Cleveland J. Biller
    Date: 1980
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-465. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Logging systems that are profitable and environmentally acceptable are needed in Appalachian hardwood forests. Small, mobile cable yarders show promise in meeting both economic and environmental objectives. One such yarder, the Ecologger, was tested on the Jefferson National Forest near Marion, Virginia. Production rates and costs are presented for the system along with a discussion of the complete operation.

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    Fisher, Edward L.; Gibson, Harry G.; Biller, Cleveland J. 1980. Production and cost of a live skyline cable yarder tested in Appalachia. Res. Pap. NE-465. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.

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