roads and trails
This web article explains
how forest workers and landowners can close down forests roads
and skid trails after a timber harvest to control erosion.
Forest roads and skid trails that are no longer useful, or part
of the landowner's objectives, should be closed. This reduces
maintenance costs and helps the forest revert to a more stable
water control structures (culverts, small bridges) and install
water bars and / or broad-based dips to moderate the flow of
water on the road.
cut and fill areas that have the potential to wash away with
heavy rains or snowmelt.
stream crossings and restore original stream contours.
Seed and mulch
soil that becomes disturbed during the closure process.
If the road
will be used periodically through the year, inspect the surface
and culverts to make sure they are stable and operating properly.
access could pose a problem for the landowner or forest, place
a gate or other barrier at the entrance to the road. Some forest
owners dig pits and build mounds to deter trespassing. Make
sure the barrier can not be avoided by driving around or entering
from another point.
and loggers are all responsible for ensuring logging activities
do not cause environmental harm to streams and lake waters.