12: Noise and Visual Quality

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  • Content
    This chapter contains management practices that will affect the public perception of your woodland. Choose those that fit your management goals and are likely to satisfy public opinion. As a general guideline, where the public is likely to see your activities, mimic nature with natural appearing tree stands of mixed species and sizes at random spacings. You can read the chapter online or download it as a PDF file.
  • Activities
    Learn how to minimize the impact of noisy forestry operations; assess how your forest blends visually with the surrounding landscape; and make your property visually appealing to neighbors and the public when building roads and trails, harvesting timber, regenerating trees, and conducting woodland improvement practices.
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