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Re: stream crossings
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2004, 06:15:22 AM »
Indiana laws say that no permit is needed to cross streams by loggers or farmers. I however don't like to cross a stream without a bridge or pipe or maybe tree tops to keep the skidder above the water level. They do have a law that anything put into a stream has to be removed when you are done at the site. In flood areas the tree tops have to be moved to high land or secured so they don't float away. They will also allow you to burn the tree tops on site.

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Re: stream crossings
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2004, 09:32:57 PM »
Don't forget to check the Federal Clean Water Act should EPA be involved where there is no state law or BMP's regarding water quality.  ;)

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Re: stream crossings
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2004, 08:30:02 PM »
In Massachusetts the BMP's don't require a bridge in some instances but it really is the best way to go for protecting the streams. I attended a BMP seminar and there was a presentation on skidder bridges that was really good.
http://www.umassextension.org/online_services/vl_nrec/skidder_bridge.pdf

this details the portable bridge construction. Hope you find this useful!! FYI you need adobe acrobat reader, it is in .pdf format.

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Re: stream crossings
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2004, 09:52:28 AM »
Craig,
Thanks for the link.  I had not seen that one before.  This is the first one I have seen that recommends the use of softwood for the interior.  Too bad all I have is hardwood!
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