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Costs and environmental impacts of harvesting timber in Appalachia with a truck-mounted crane

J. N Kochenderfer

Costs and environmental impacts of harvesting timber in Appalachia with a truck-mounted crane

by J. N Kochenderfer

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Published by Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in Broomall, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Logging -- West Virginia,
  • Timber -- West Virginia

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 8-9

    Statementby J. N. Kochenderfer and G. W. Wendel
    SeriesUSDA Forest Service research paper NE -- 456
    ContributionsWendel, G. W., joint author, United States. Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination9 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13603247M

    States to reduce environmental impact. Forty-two machines were selected from six categories of ground-based forest harvesting machines, including skidder, forwarder, harvester, feller-buncher, loader, and crawler tractor. Machine rates were estimated for selected forest harvesting machines. emphasizing Australian data and, particularly, impacts on biological water quality. Most of the available literature deals with the effects of timber harvesting activities including establishing access to the timber, falling and removal of trees and establishment of regrowth.

    The limits of the harvesting area must be shown on a map(s). Such information as the limits of clearing and grubbing and the areas of cuts and fills for roads and landings, and other proposed disturbances for the timber harvesting area are to be included. Environmental issues in Appalachia, a cultural region in the Eastern United States, include long term and ongoing environmental impact from human activity, and specific incidents of environmental harm such as environmental disasters.A mountainous area with significant coal deposits, many environmental issues in the region are related to coal and gas extraction.

    Timber Harvest Fees. We recommend the enactment of legislation imposing fees on timber operators to fully cover the costs incurred by state agencies in their review and enforcement of timber harvesting plans. This would result in a savings of about $22 million . Appalachian Timber Builders Inc was established in to fill a void in the custom log and timber frame industry by serving as a trusted provider of custom log and timber frame products. Our passion for excellence is what drove us from the beginning and it still drives us now. Let us .


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Costs and environmental impacts of harvesting timber in Appalachia with a truck-mounted crane by J. N Kochenderfer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Costs and environmental impacts of harvesting timber in Appalachia with a truck-mounted crane. Broomall, Pa.: Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, (OCoLC) A truck-mounted crane was used to yard and load timber from a acre sale in a acre watershed in the mountains of north-central West Virginia.

A total logging cost, excluding road costs, of $/M bm for logs delivered to a mill 20 miles away was comparable to that reported for wheeled skidders. Road costs with gravel would add $55/M bm, without gravel $26/M bm. Roads built to these Cited by: 2.

Costs and environmental impacts of harvesting timber in Appalachia with a truck-mounted crane / By J. Kochenderfer, G. Wendel, Pa.) Northeastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor and.

A truck-mounted crane was used to yard and load timber from a acre sale in a acre watershed in the mountains sf north-central West Virginia.

A total logging cost, excluding road costs, of $4$/M bm for logs delivered to a mill 20 miles away was comparable to that reported for wheeled by: 2.

Effects of Timber Harvesting on Southern Appalachian Salamanders JAMES W. PETRANKA MATTHEW E. ELDRIDGE KATHERINE E. HAIFY Department of Biology University of North Carolina Asheville, NCU.S.A.

Abstract: We compared the species richness and abundance of salamanders on six recent clearcuts. @article{osti_, title = {Environmental impacts of growing and harvesting timber}, author = {Patterson, W.A.}, abstractNote = {Modern forestry practices involve heavy equipment, whole tree harvesting techniques and shortened growth rotations.

The capacity of land to produce biomass can be strained, and the value of other amenities may be lessened. DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT FOREST HARVESTING SYSTEM. The forest harvesting system commonly applied in Timber Permits in Papua New Guinea is based on a general forest inventory for the entire project area and a preharvest survey (mapping and pre-logging inventory) of each cutting unit, which is referred to as a "set-up".

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Due to the housing market, the timber industry in Oregon hit an all-time low in (Profita). “A spokesman for Oregon forest owners and wood manufacturers [said] the economic meltdown harder on the state’s timber industry than was the early s recession that caused a major shakeout” (Timber industry falls).

Dissertationes Forestales 82 Comparison of productivity, cost and environmental impacts of two harvesting methods in Northern Iran: short-log vs. long-log Article March with 9 Reads. The impacts of three timber harvesting techniques (manpower, skidder, and skyline) on residual trees, seedlings, and timber products were investigated in natural oriental spruce stands in Artvin.

Kochenderfer, J. and G. Wendel, Costs and Environmental Impacts of Harvesting Timber in Appalachia with a Truck-Mounted Crane. USDA-Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Broomall, PA.

Research Paper NE, 9 pp. Kochenderfer, J. and J. Helvey, Using Gravel to Reduce Soil Losses from. The cost of harvesting, processing, and transporting small-diameter trees often exceeds revenues due to high costs associated with harvesting and transportation and low market values for forest biomass.

Productivity and cost were evaluated in a whole-tree harvesting system on four fuel-reduction thinning treatment units in Arizona. Thinning. Who Pays for and Who Benefits from Improved Timber Harvesting Practices in the Tropics. Lessons Learned and Information Gaps Grahame Applegate 1, Francis E.

Putz 2 and Laura K. Snook 3 1 Forest Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research; current address: URS Forestry, Jl. DR Kusuma Atmaja No, Jakart aIndonesia, Phone:Fax:Email:. How a Timber Harvest Plan Works.

These documents were certified as the “functional equivalent” of an Environmental Impact Report to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and are supposed to evaluate all of the potential direct and cumulative impacts that might occur as a result of the logging plan and to implement.

This study characterizes Montana and northern Idaho timber harvest costs by: • Updating stump-to-loaded truck cost estimates for several timber harvest systems using expert opinion derived costs • Quantifying costs for increases or decreases in fuel, labor, insurance, parts and other cost factors affecting harvest to a cost basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF TIMBER HARVEST AND UTILIZATION OF LOGGING RESIDUES By Marlin C. Galbraith* INTRODUCTION Publicity about environmental problems has done for forestry what a half century of hard work in the woods couldn't do.

It has made our forests a subject of popular concern. This is fortunate. Impact of Timber Sale Characteristics on Harvesting Costs Shawn Baker1, Dale Greene, and Tom Harris impacted the timber harvesting workforce.

We gathered data on timber sales from in an effort to determine what trends existed. Little long-term impact to harvesting costs could be attributed to timber sale characteristics.

Third, the value of timber depends heavily on how much timber is sold in one timber sale and what kind of harvesting is done. Often, the larger the sale, the higher the price per unit of wood that can be offered.

It can be more costly per unit of wood removed to cut only a few, selected trees, rather than cut most or all trees in the stand. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.): Costs and environmental impacts of harvesting timber in Appalachia with a truck-mounted crane / (Broomall, Pa.: Dept.

of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, ), also by J. Kochenderfer, G. Wendel, and United States Forest Service (page images at. Timber harvest operations can affect both streamflow and water quality.

Trees use great quantities of water for transpiration. When a forest is harvested, water normally transpired is available for streamflow. Large increases in the annual flow and summer flows have been observed after clearcutting. Normal timber harvest opera.a timber harvesting method in which all trees in an area are cut--most cost efficient, but has greatest environmental impact (so damaging) Seed tree cutting.

a timber harvesting method, in which small numbers of mature seed trees are left standing so they can .This chapter discusses features of the methodologies used to assess the environmental impacts of using wood as a raw material in North America. The reader is assumed to be familiar with the general concepts of the life-cycle analysis and the inventory, impact, and interpretation—improvement stages.