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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Forestry > Grants & Help > Best Management Practices > Forestry BMP's > Log Landings > Constructing log landings Constructing log landings

General Guidelines:

  • 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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