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    Author(s): Harry G. Gibson; Cleveland J. Biller
    Date: 1975
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 73(10): 649-653.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Cable logging, once used extensively in the Appalachians, is being re-examined to see if smaller, more mobile systems can help solve some of the timber-managment problems on steep slopes. A small Austrian skyline was tested in West Virginia to determine its feasibility for harvesting enstern hardwoods. The short-term test included both selection and clearcut harvesting. Both yarding costs and environmental effects were analyzed.

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    Gibson, Harry G.; Biller, Cleveland J. 1975. A second look at cable logging in the Appalachians. Journal of Forestry. 73(10): 649-653.

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