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Forest Connections…A Family Economic Issue
STORY OF THE FOREST – a drama reviewing one woman’s dilemma of finding a way to save her family’s forested property. FOREST CARE – How the Division of Forestry can help landowners create a plan for using their timber area for a variety of different needs and interests. SHOPPING IN THE FOREST – What makes one tree more valuable than its neighbor? Extension Forester Jeff Stringer teams up with a wood elf to show the various factors that make certain trees more valuable than others. A CONVERSATION WITH A CONSULTING FORESTER – If you have to sell some timber, a consulting forester can be an important ally in getting you through all the preparation and paperwork needed to create a profitable and environmentally sound arrangement for both the buyer and seller.
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Kentucky Timber Harvesting Training Series: Best Management Practices For Timber Harvesting Roads, Trails, and Landings
Reducing soil erosion and controlling runoff from active haul roads, skid trails, and log landings and insuring their proper retirement are vitally important for protecting soil and water resources. The video introduces some of the key elements of Kentucky’s BMP’s designed to control erosion of active haul roads. It also demonstrates the key elements needed to successfully build permanent water bars for skid trail retirement and for revegetating roads, trails and landings.
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Kentucky Timber Harvesting Training Series: Effect Of Timber Harvesting On Water Quality And Aquatic Habitat
Water quality, aquatic habitat and ultimately life in a stream can be dramatically impacted by timber harvesting and forestry operations. Understanding how those operations can harm water quality and aquatic life provides a strong foundation for the instruction of forestry BMPs. This video looks at the major type of pollutants and sources which are most often associated with poorly designed and implemented timber harvesting operations and the best use of BMPs to protect water quality.
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Kentucky Timber Harvesting Training Series: Measuring Slope And Distance For Forestry BMP Implementation
The right use of best management practices and careful construction techniques will insure that logging work is done correctly to protect the environment. Measuring the steepness or slope of the ground and distances are necessary to properly use BMPs. This program reviews the steps and equipment that must be used to obtain these critical measurements.
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Kentucky Timber Harvesting Training Series: Streamside Management Zones
When timber harvesting and forestry operations occur next to streams or other waters, special care is needed to reduce water pollution. Streamside Management Zones or SMZ’s are a set of criteria governing the distance which ground disturbing activities should be kept from streams and the width, amount, and type of trees which must be left around streams and other waters. The SMZ guidelines are dependent upon stream or water type and this video introduces the different types of streams and the SMZ criteria for each type.
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