Designated Skid Trails Minimize Soil Compaction (Extension Circular 1110)
Garland, J. J. 1997. Corvallis: Oregon State University Extension Service.
Description: This 6-page publication presents planning tips which are designed to minimize potential impacts to soil when felled timber is moved from the stump to a centralized processing in-woods landing.
Felling and Bucking Techniques for Woodland Owners (Extension Circular 1124)
Garland, J. and D. Jackson. 1997. Corvallis: Oregon State University Extension Service.
Description: This 16-page publication is intended to provide inexperienced chainsaw operators with basic principles and procedures to improve their skills in manual timber felling and bucking.
Wisconsin’s Forestland Woody Biomass Harvesting Guidelines. PUB-FR-435-2009
Herrick, S.K., J.A. Kovach, E.A. Padley, C.R. Wagner, and D.E. Zastrow. 2009.
WI DNR Division of Forestry and Wisconsin Council on Forestry; Madison, WI. 51 pp.
Description: This 56-page document presents voluntary guidelines which were developed to facilitate operational analysis and informed decision-making regarding the harvest of woody biomass from forestland in Wisconsin.
Sustainable Soil and Water Quality Practices on Forest Land
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 2009. East Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Description: This 82-page publication describes the specifications and techniques to properly apply Michigan’s voluntary “Best Management Practices” (BMPs).
Michigan Woody Biomass Harvesting Guidance
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. 2010. Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Forest Management Division; East Lansing, MI. 18 p.
Description: This 18-page publication provides a broad context for harvesting woody biomass from forest land in Michigan within a sustainable forest management framework, as well as specific voluntary technical recommendations for that removal.
Sustaining Minnesota Forest Resources: Voluntary Site-level Forest Management Guidelines for Landowners, Loggers, and Resource Managers
Minnesota Forest Resources Council. 2005. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Forest Resources Council.
Description: This 615-page document provides a set of integrated, voluntary guidelines that address projected impacts to forest resources in Minnesota when conducting forest management activities such as creating forest roads, harvesting timber, and mechanical site preparation.
Timber Harvesting and Logging Practices for Private Woodlands (FNR-101)
P. E. Pope, B. C. Fischer, and D. L. Cassens. 1980. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University, Cooperative Extension Service.
Description: This 7-page publication discusses woodland ownership objectives, the steps involved in timber removal, alternatives for harvesting residue, and timber harvesting considerations.
Logging for the 21st Century: Protecting the Forest Environment. (WW-06518)Smidt, M. F., and C. R. Blinn. 1995. St. Paul: University of Minnesota Extension
Description: This 13-page publication briefly describes briefly describe these impacts to soil, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, and aesthetics which may occur as a result of harvesting timber as well as some techniques that can help minimize those impacts.
Logging for the 21st Century: Forest Ecology and Regeneration (WW-06517)Smidt, M. F., and C. R. Blinn. 1995. St. Paul: University of Minnesota Extension.
Description: This 13-page publication presents information about forest productivity and forest regeneration. Alternative logging methods are suggested to maintain forest productivity and to promote forest regeneration.
A Landowner’s Guide to Building Forest Access Roads (NA-TP-06-98)
Wiest, R. L. 1998. Radnor, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.
Description: This 45-page publication presents recommendations for planning, construction, drainage, maintenance, and closure of forest roads. The recommendations incorporate best management practices, which are designed to reduce nonpoint-source pollution.
Wisconsin’s Forestry Best Management Practices for Invasive Species: A Field Manual for Foresters, Landowners, and Loggers
Wisconsin Council on Forestry. 2009. Wisconsin Council on Forestry; Madison, WI. 56 p.
Description: This 56-page publication identifies voluntary practices which can integrated into routine forestry activities to limit the impact of invasive species in Wisconsin’s forests.
Wisconsin Forest Management Guidelines (Pub-FR-226)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 2003. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.
Description: This 306-page publication presents voluntary site-specific considerations that to take into account when planning and carrying out forestry operations in Wisconsin.
Maintaining Soil Quality in Woodlands: A Lake States Field Guide (Pub-FR-409)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 2008. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.
Description: This 12-page publication presents information about how to identify areas with sensitive soils and approaches for maintaining soil quality during forestry operations.