Minimize soil disturbance and clear only the size of landing needed.
Clear high stumps, dead snags, and other hazards.
Construct water diversions to drain water away from the landing and onto a stable area of the forest floor.
If leveling is necessary, cut and fill should not obstruct the natural drainage of the area.
During construction, use temporary erosion and sediment control practices (such as silt fences) where there is significant erosion potential or where there are insufficient buffer strips next to waterways.
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