Controlling access to a logged area
This web article explains
how foresters and landowners can prevent trespass and reduce the
likelihood of erosion after a timber harvest.
Traffic barriers and patrolling
There are several ways
to prevent access to a timber harvesting site after the work is
completed. With an opening to the road and possibly miles of forest
trails, logging sites are very attractive to irresponsible recreationists.
To prevent dumping
of trash, appliances, and other junk, build a mound at the point
of entry. This makes it difficult for heavy items to make it back
out of sight in your woodlot.
Build a gate or construct
a visible barrier that warns potential trespassers to keep out
of the site. Many logging sites have suffered from unauthorized
motor vehicle use. Make sure the barrier cannot be avoided by
driving around or entering from another point.
The only way to dissuade
trespassers intent on using the site for revelry is by patrolling
and enforcing your property boundaries. Unfortunately, more and
more people are moving to rural areas, unaware of traditions and
respect for privacy and property rights.