Resources by Scott M. Barrett
|Virginia Logger Safety Checklist Booklet||Aug 5, 2011||3108-1592|
|Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia||Oct 5, 2010||420-039|
|Skidder Safety and Efficiency: A Discussion Leader's Guide||May 26, 2009||420-122|
|Safe and Efficient Practices for Trucking Unmanufactured Forest Products||
The transportation of unmanufactured forest products is an important component of any timber harvesting system. In the southeastern United States, approximately 90 percent of the wood delivered to mills is transported by truck.
|May 8, 2009||420-310|
|Consider Logging Residue Needs for BMP Implementation When Harvesting Biomass for Energy||
Utilization of woody biomass for energy has increased substantially in Virginia. While there are a number of definitions for biomass, woody biomass from forest harvesting operations typically refers to logging residues such as limbs, tops, and other unmerchantable material that would otherwise be left behind on-site after the logging operation is complete. Logging residues are typically chipped and then transported to facilities where they are used for fuel. Biomass harvesting in Virginia most commonly occurs on integrated harvesting operations where roundwood and biomass are harvested and utilized at the same time in a single operation.
|Aug 7, 2014||ANR-108NP|
|Effectiveness of Skid Trail Closure Techniques. Forest Operations Research Highlights||Aug 7, 2014||ANR-109NP|
|Effectiveness of Temporary Stream Crossing Closure Techniques Forest Operations Research Highlights||
Protection of water quality is a critical component of forest harvesting operations. Virginia’s silvicultural water quality law (§10.1-1181.1 through 10.1-1181.7) prohibits excessive sedimentation of streams as a result of silvicultural operations. Virginia’s logging businesses invest substantial resources implementing BMPs to protect water quality. The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is responsible for enforcing this law and inspects all logging operations to ensure protection of water quality.
|Aug 8, 2014||ANR-110NP|
|Rare Forested Natural Communities in Virginia||Apr 3, 2017||ANR-260NP|
|Regional Forest Harvest Characteristics across Virginia||Apr 27, 2017||ANR-264NP|
|Slash Application Cost Estimates for Skid Trail Closure in the Virginia Piedmont||
Best management practices (BMPs) were developed after the passage of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 to mitigate pollutants and sediment from entering streams. Forest operations are a potential source of sediment to streams surrounding harvest areas. Specifically, roads, skid trails, landings, and stream crossings can cause accelerated erosion due to the soil disturbance caused by logging equipment and exposure of bare soil (Appelboom et al. 2002). Soil erosion can result in decreased productivity, degraded water quality, and increased costs associated with state and federal environmental regulations.
|Jul 11, 2017||ANR-273NP|
|Forest Harvesting in Virginia, Characteristics of Virginia’s Logging Operations||Feb 10, 2012||ANR-5|
|To Certify or Not? An Important Question for Virginia’s Family Forest Owners||
Family forest owners ask themselves many questions about their properties, such as if and when to cut timber, what types of wildlife to manage for, how to control exotic invasive species, and how to protect water quality. An increasingly common question that forest owners ask is whether they should certify their forests. This publication can help forest owners determine if certification is an appropriate option. It defines certification, as well as its benefits and costs, and describes three common certification programs in Virginia. It also covers how family forest owners can begin the certification process, lists sources of additional information, and answers frequently asked questions.
|Sep 9, 2013||ANR-50P|
|The Role of Logging Business Owners in Forest Certification||May 22, 2013||ANR-51NP|