- Before the sale,
discuss some optional features that a logging crew can install
as they complete a timber harvest such as creating an ATV trail,
clearings for deer or turkey plots, a woodland pool to attract
wildlife, or a firewood processing and storage area. These can
be added when the equipment is available and on-site.
Return to the timber harvest to inspect the seeding and erosion
controls if you are in the vicinity.
- Take photos depicting
the quality of the work. Post the photographs on an Internet
web site, where many people will want to learn about timber
harvesting. Keep the photos on hand as evidence of erosion control
in towns that are considering regulations in place of voluntary
- Post signs promoting
the best management practices, with the name of your company
and telephone number. Use these to educate forest owners who
live in the vicinity and may be contemplating a timber harvest
in their own woodlots. These signs will also develop a perception
of environmentally responsible logging activity.
Discuss using the site for timber management education purposes.
By working with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the New York
Forest Owners Association or other interested groups, you can
spread the word about proper resource use. A few people attending
a post-harvest woodswalk can learn about your approach and share
it with their families and friends.