Photo (left) showing slash along slope contours.  Photo (right) showing a revegetated inactive road.  Spreading slash along the slope contour and growing cover on inactive roads are two favored revegetation practices.

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6. Revegetation and forest regeneration - continued

Site preparation can include:

  • Removal of logging roads, landings, and drainage structures.
  • Mechanical activities to chop, root rake, disk and blade the soil in the disturbed areas in preparation for planting.
  • Prescribed fires to reduce logging residue and undesirable trees and vegetation (also see the next section of this module).

Each of these actions or a combination of these actions has the potential for increasing erosion and degrading water quality. Equipment and site preparation methods must consider the site topography, soil type, natural drainage, amount of rainfall, and kind of vegetation.

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