Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (587 KB)

Title: Overview of approaches to sustain forest productivity during forest road development and timber harvesting activities

Author: Blinn, Charles R.; Dahlamn, Rick; Mattson, James A.; Thompson, Michael A.;

Date: 1999

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)

Description: Various 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.

Keywords: small-scale logging, forest productivity, forest road, timber harvesting

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
  • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, shobrla@fs.fed.us if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Blinn, 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

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.