Developing access to your woodland increases opportunities for its use.

Access includes roads and trails for recreational activities such as walking, hunting, and wildlife watching as well as forest management activities such as controlling invasive plants and harvesting. Proper access can increase your enjoyment of the land. However, roads and trails must be properly planned, constructed, and maintained to ensure they last and won't cause erosion and water quality concerns. This presentation reviews forestry best management practices, the minimum standards, and provides an overview of proper road, skid trail, and stream crossing construction practices.

Speaker

Dave Jackson, Forest Resources Educator, Penn State Extension.

Recorded Webinar
Best Management Practices for Pennsylvania Forests
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Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802