This web site lists
the many different techniques forest workers and landowners should
be using to control erosion after a timber harvest.
key concept in preventing forest soil erosion after logging
is to contain small amounts of water over short distances.
Forest soil should be made stable and the site should be "put
to rest," not just abandoned.
and loggers are all partly responsible for ensuring logging activities
do not cause environmental harm to streams and lake waters. The
principle of controlling forest soil erosion remains the same:
handle small amounts of water over short distances.
made to stabilize forest soils after the harvest will help encourage
regeneration, attract wildlife, and prevent pollution of area
streams. Though it is impossible to return the forest to a pristine
condition, most forest functions can be substantially restored,
or even improved over pre-harvest conditions. This is good forest
management and should be occurring in all woodlots in the Finger
Lakes region of New York.
landowners and loggers, it is always more economical to prevent
erosion, rather than fix areas damaged by erosion.
The major areas of
concern after a timber sale are:
Each of these components
has their own best management practices. Click on each to learn
about which best management practices apply.
tips following timber harvests