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Encyclopedia > Logging roads
Truck load of ponderosa pine, Malheur National Forest, Oregon, USA, 1942

Logging roads are construced to provide access to the forest for logging and other forest management operations. Logging trucks are generally given right of way. In areas where this practice is regulated (or is supposed to be) non-highway roads with heavy logging traffic may be "radio-controlled", which is to say a CB radio on board any vehicle on the road is advised for safety reasons. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x1489, 1241 KB)TITLE: Truck load of ponderosa pine, Edward Hines Lumber Co. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x1489, 1241 KB)TITLE: Truck load of ponderosa pine, Edward Hines Lumber Co. ... This page is related to transport; you may be looking for the 2002 Bollywood movie Road. ... Loggers on break, c. ... Timber Wood or forest management specifies the process of managing a forest in order to draw financial benefit from it. ... A typical mobile citizens band radio Citizens Band radio (CB) is, in the United States, a system of short distance radio communication between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the single 27 MHz (11 meter) band. ...


They are commonly narrow, winding, and unpaved, but main haul roads can widen, streighten and even be paved. Choice of road design standards is a trade off between construction costs and haul costs (which the road is designed to reduce). A road that serves only a few stands will be used by relatively few trucks over its lifetime, so it makes sense to save construction costs with a narrow, winding, unpaved road that adds to the time (and haul costs) of these few trips. A main haul road serving a large area however will be used by many trucks each day, and each trip will be shorter (saving time and money) if the road is straiter and wider, with a smoother surface.


Logging roads are often the major source of sediment from logging operations, which can continues long after operations are completed in the area. Construction of these roads, especially on steep slopes, can increase the risk of erosion and landslides which can increase downstream sedimentation. The decommissioning of these roads involves the restoring of natural habitat, which can be quite expensive, usually as much as it originally cost to construct the road. Severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, USA. Erosion s the displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock and other particles) by the agents of wind, water or ice, by downward or down-slope movement in response to gravity or by living organisms (in the case of... This entry refers to the geological term landslide. ... Sediment is any particulate matter that can be transported by fluid flow and which eventually is deposited as a layer of solid particles on the bed or bottom of a body of water or other liquid. ... Look up habitat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The cost to the public (in public forests) of such road-building varies with each jurisdiction and the type of logging licence. Although many roads are justified to the public as providing access for recreational and other non-logging users, after their use to log extraction is over they are often quickly "decommissioned" to reduce their environmental imacts, and become relatively useless to other vehicular users. Mountainbikers and hikers and others still can access these roads, but they are not maintained. Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... Many beautiful natural scenes are only accessible if one is willing to hike to get to them. ...


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Loggers on break, c. ... This page is related to transport; you may be looking for the 2002 Bollywood movie Road. ... Severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, USA. Erosion s the displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock and other particles) by the agents of wind, water or ice, by downward or down-slope movement in response to gravity or by living organisms (in the case of... A branch Forest Service Road in steep terrain. ...

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Language Log: Logging Road Language (909 words)
Because of the hazards of driving on active logging roads, it is desirable for people on such roads to be able to communicate with each other and announce their positions.
This term is used because in the normal course of events a logging truck takes on a load of logs at the worksite in the forest, carries it to the mill, and then returns unloaded to the worksite for another load.
In this case, announcements may contain the name of the road as well as the position, but often one road is assigned the terms loaded and unloaded and the other is assigned the terms empty and with a load.
On the Road from Bloomington to Indianapolis (736 words)
State Road 37 from Bloomington to Indianapolis crosses several geologic terrains that formed under widely varying climate conditions and by glacial and coastal processes that are separated by 300 million years of time.
The slope to the west of the road is underlain by up to 50 feet of glacial deposits plastered in the lee of a bedrock hill.
The large ridge that the road ascends just north of Martinsville is the remnant of a large outwash fan deposited by an ice sheet of Illinoian age, some 300,000 years ago.
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