Resources by Scott M. Barrett

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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
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