Forest Practices Illustrated
Updated Version 2009
This book is designed to help forest owners, loggers, and others better understand the Forest Practices Rules and how they protect public resources, such as fish, water, wildlife, and state and municipal capital improvements. In it, you’ll find commonly encountered rules, with photographs and illustrations that show what these operations look like.
The book is available as an entire book or in chapters. Files are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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Forest Practices Illustrated - Introduction & Table of Contents (4,547KB PDF)
This section contains a general overview including the table of contents, a letter from the Commissioner of Public Lands, and frequently asked questions.
Forest Practices Illustrated Section 1 - Cultural Resources (1,855KB PDF)
Protecting cultural resources preserves human traditions, culture, and history. This chapter explains what they are, offers general guidance to state laws, and answers common questions.
Forest Practices Illustrated Section 2 - Forest Roads (4,300KB PDF)
Proper planning is required to protect resources when constructing and maintaining new and existing roads. This chapter presents information regarding new and existing roads, landings, road maintenance, and stream crossings.
Forest Practices Illustrated Section 3 - Timber Harvest (15,910KB PDF)
Thoughtful planning is required to protect resources when harvesting timber. This chapter touches on riparian and wetland management, threatened and endangered species, reforestation, forest chemicals, and harvest systems.
Forest Practices Illustrated Section 4 - Resources & Glossary (211KB PDF)
This section has contact information for agencies and organizations that provide forestry assistance, frequently used acronyms, and the glossary.
For more information contact one of the DNR region offices or visit the Small Forest Landowner website.