Woodland Erosion

Woodland Erosion

Woodland erosion is caused by the removal of soil or vegetation through livestock trampling or improper tree harvesting. These practices address concerns regarding soil erosion and water quality, by exclusion of livestock and by developing timber harvest plans.

The following state cost-share practices are designed to address this concern:

Details for each individual practice are available in the eligible practices chapter of the districts' Cost Share Handbook.

C100 - Timber Harvest Plan cost-share practice.

C100 - Timber Harvest Plan

This practice provides financial assistance for the proper design and construction of logging roads and stream crossings for timber harvest operations.

DFR-04 - Forest Plantation

Protect the soil and encourage the conversion of marginal soils to less intensive use by planting trees and shrubs and excluding livestock. 

N472 - Livestock Exclusion

Install exclusion fence around existing ponds, woodlands, sinkholes, streams, or sensitive areas where vegetation, soil condition and water quality are in need of protection from livestock.

N655 - Restoration of Skid Trails, Logging Roads, Stream Crossings and Log Landings

Correct and control gully erosion resulting from improperly constructed logging roads and stream crossings following timber harvest.