Eroded forest road due to poor planning
Best Management Practices Before the Timber Harvest

Preharvest planning checklist

___ Landowner has a forest management plan or long-term goal for improving forest conditions

___ Best time of year / weather conditions:

__ Solid, frozen soil

__ Dry, solid soil

__ Anytime in well-drained areas

___ Topographic maps with property marked on the map

___ Soil survey reviewed

___ Aerial photos with property marked

___ Location of landing marked on baseline map

___ Location of stream crossings marked on baseline map

___ Forest road and skid trails estimated on baseline map

___ Reviewed need for wetland, stream crossing, and local registration or permits

___ Walked through site, marking critical areas, location of forest roads, and stream and small channel crossings

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Please cite source: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2004
Written by James Ochterski, CCE - Schuyler County