Soil disturbance assessment of a cable logging operation performing five silvicultural prescriptions

  • Authors: Klepac, John; Reutebuch, Steve
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: ASAE Annual International Meeting, July 27-30, Las Vegas, Nevada, p. 1-9

Abstract

Evaluating alternative methods for regenerating second-growth Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forests in the Pacific Northwest is an area of interest for resource managers. To meet future demands for timber supply as well as provide stands that are visually acceptable by the public and ecologically viable, a thorough understanding of these alternative silvicultural prescriptions in terms of stand productivity and site impacts from harvesting must exist. In addition, implementing these prescriptions during the harvest phase must be economically feasible. While some areas are located on gentle terrain that can be harvested using conventional ground-based systems, other areas are characterized by steep terrain, which must be harvested with cable systems. Knowledge of site impacts in terms of soil surface disturbance associated with each of these harvest systems is beneficial to resource managers.

  • Citation: Klepac, John; Reutebuch, Steve 2003. Soil disturbance assessment of a cable logging operation performing five silvicultural prescriptions. In: ASAE Annual International Meeting, July 27-30, Las Vegas, Nevada, p. 1-9
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
  • Print Publications Are No Longer Available

    In an ongoing effort to be fiscally responsible, the Southern Research Station (SRS) will no longer produce and distribute hard copies of our publications. Many SRS publications are available at cost via the Government Printing Office (GPO). Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, printed, and distributed.

    Publication Notes

    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
    • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.