Resources by Scott M. Barrett
|Virginia Logger Safety Checklist Booklet||Mar 23, 2018||3108-1592 (CNRE-10NP)|
|Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia||Sep 6, 2018||420-039|
|Skidder Safety and Efficiency: A Discussion Leader's Guide||Mar 24, 2020||420-122 (BSE-288P)|
|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.
|Dec 13, 2019||ANR-108NP|
|Effectiveness of Skid Trail Closure Techniques. Forest Operations Research Highlights||Dec 13, 2019||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.
|Dec 13, 2019||ANR-110NP|
|Rare Forested Natural Communities in Virginia||May 17, 2022||ANR-260NP|
|Regional Forest Harvest Characteristics across Virginia||May 17, 2022||ANR-264NP|
|Slash Application Cost Estimates for Skid Trail Closure in the Virginia Piedmont||
Best management practices (BMPs) were developed after the passage of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 to mitigate pollutants and sediment from entering streams. Forest operations are a potential source of sediment to streams surrounding harvest areas. Specifically, roads, skid trails, landings, and stream crossings can cause accelerated erosion due to the soil disturbance caused by logging equipment and exposure of bare soil (Appelboom et al. 2002). Soil erosion can result in decreased productivity, degraded water quality, and increased costs associated with state and federal environmental regulations.
|Jul 11, 2017||ANR-273NP|
|The Role of Logging Business Owners in Forest Certification||Nov 9, 2018||ANR-51NP (CNRE-35NP)|
|A Summary of Logging Business Responsibilities Related to Wage and Hour Rules and OSHA Regulations in Virginia||Dec 21, 2021||CNRE-135NP|
|Impact of Planting Treatments on Eastern White Pine Seedling Survival and Growth at the Matthews State Forest in Grayson County, Virginia||Dec 20, 2021||CNRE-137NP|
|Tree Seedling and Understory Plant Presence in Deer Exclosures on the Matthews State Forest||Feb 4, 2022||CNRE-138NP|
|Total Employment on Logging Operations Based on a Survey of Virginia Loggers||Jan 30, 2022||CNRE-140NP|