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Forest Harvesting Systems:
Tools for Forest Resource Management

These forest harvesting systems videos were originally produced by the USDA Forest Service, Technology and Development Center, San Dimas, California. The VHS video tapes were converted by the Rural Technology Initiative to digital video and are now available for download or to view over the Internet.
Forest harvesting systems

Harvesting Systems: Tools for Resource Management
(MP4, download 321 MB wmv file)

This video covers three basic forest harvesting methods employed today: ground based, skyline, and helicopter. It provides information about equipment, technique, and impact to the environment associated with each method to help resource managers and small forest landowners make harvesting decisions.
(Running time is 22:30 minutes)

Forest harvesting system: skyline cable logging

Skyline Cable Yarding - A Tool for Resource Management

(MP4, download 281 MB wmv file)

This video will examine how to begin planning a skyline cable operation by exploring the key physical and economic variables that influence its feasibility. This program is directed toward project designers, but may be useful to anyone already familiar with basic skyline layout.
(Running time is 19:30 minutes)

Helicopter Yarding - A Tool for Resource Management
(MP4, download 296 MB wmv file)

This program has been created to inform a project designer how to proceed when a helicopter yarding system is being considered as the method by which felled trees are to be yarded to the landing site.
(Running time is 20:30 minutes)

The USDA Forest Service has developed this information for the guidance of it employees, its contractors, and its cooperating Federal and State agencies, and is not responsible for the interpretation or use of this information by anyone except its own employees.

The use of trade, firm, or corporation names in this video is for the information and convenience of the viewer, and does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Agriculture for any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be suitable.

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