6. Revegetation

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6. Revegetation and forest regeneration*

*Note: BMPs outlined below are examples. Check with the appropriate state agency to determine applicable BMPs in your area.

After an area is harvested, tree stumps, trees too small to harvest, and woody debris are left behind. This condition sometimes presents a potential fire hazard which can, in turn, lead to increased runoff and stream sedimentation. In addition, there are numerous roads, skid trails, and drainage structures which are no longer needed. If these are not properly closed or maintained, they are a source of sediment contamination. The immediate goal of site preparation is to get desired vegetation back on the site as soon as possible to control erosion, sedimentation, and nutrient loss. Through systematic planning and implementation of appropriate BMPs, we can minimize adverse impacts from past timber harvesting.

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