Temporary Roads Need Cover

Temporary logging road

Al MacKenzie, Sauk County landowner, completed his first timber harvest a couple of weeks ago. As often done, temporary roads were designed, constructed and used for hauling logs out. For Al, the frequent use of a temporary road planted a mental note in his mind. “After the snow melts, I anticipate exposed soil on these temporary roads. But I have a good plan.”

Erosion of temporary roads quickly degrades a property’s water quality. Where exposed soil persist into spring, it’s important to get plants established through seeding. A reality, for which, Al is prepared, “Come spring, I’ll be ready to seed and mulch to make these temporary roads disappear.”