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In forest areas where high soil erosion potential exists, a comparative yarding cost estimate, including the indirect costs determined by methods proposed here, shows that the total cost of using "advanced" logging methods may be less than that of "traditional" systems.
Keywords: Erosion, yarding costs, logging methods
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-044. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 p
Logging operations in Scandinavia, Canada and the Lake States of the United States have used non-traditional (extended) working hours to increase their production for many years. However, extended shifts are uncommon in the southeastern United States. A major limitation in implementing extended…
Keywords: extended working hours, logging methods, work scheduling
Source: The 29th Council on Forest engineering Conference. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, July 30-August 2, 2006. W. Chung and H.S. Han, editors. pp. 513-522.