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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Forestry > Grants & Help > Best Management Practices > Forestry BMP's > Log Landings > Using and maintaining log landings Using and maintaining log landings

General Guidelines:

  • Restrict fueling and maintenance activities to designated areas of the landing. Handle all fuels and lubricants with care to avoid spills.
  • Avoid use of the landing when conditions may lead to soil movement off site or when extensive rutting can occur and affect water quality.
  • Apply coarse stone or other stabilizing cover as needed in extreme conditions.
  • Leave log cutoffs in the woods or a designated area of the landing to minimize work hazards and improve landing efficiency and appearance.
  • Minimize soil compaction, rutting and logging debris on agricultural and other non-forest lands.
  • Keep the public road beds clean of mud and debris and maintain the public road drainage system.
  • Maintain water diversion and erosion control measures to control runoff into and from the landing.

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