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Title: Portable Timber Bridges as a Best Management Practice in Forest Management

Author: Cesa, Edward; Bejune, Jeffery; Strothers, Melissa;

Date: 2004

Source: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, National Wood in Transportation Information Center, Morgantown, WV, NA-TP-04-04

Publication Series: Other

Description: Those responsible for the management of our forests and other natural resources are finding it more challenging to manage these resources. These challenges are the result of environmental concerns combined with the need to develop cost-effective operational techniques. At the same time, society's demand for wood fiber and other natural resources continues to grow.

Soil erosion and sedimentation caused by the construction and use of roads and trails that access our forests and wilderness areas are major concerns in the management of our natural resources. Forest and land managers, utility companies, construction companies, and other businesses can and have mitigated these issues by implementing Best Management Practices that include the use of portable timber bridges for temporary stream crossings.

Keywords: NA-TP-04-04, Best Management Practices, BMPs, timber harvesting, entryways, stream crossing, wood mats, tire mats, wood planks, ditch lines, culverts, portable bridges, streambeds, temporary bridges, timber sale, San Dimas Technology and Development Center, SDTDC, National Wood In Transportation, WIT, skidder bridge, deck bridge, wood bridges, timber bridge

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Cesa, Edward; Bejune, Jeffery ; Strothers, Melissa 2004. Portable Timber Bridges as a Best Management Practice in Forest Management. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, National Wood in Transportation Information Center, Morgantown, WV, NA-TP-04-04

 


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