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Logging

The cutting of, or commercial dealing in, tree trunks that have been cut down and stripped of all branches.

The statutes in certain jurisdictions provide for the marking of logs for the purpose of identification. Once a log is marked, its mark must be recorded, as must any change in ownership of the marked logs.

Trees which are standing upon land can become objects of Personal Property prior to their severance from the soil and, therefore, a change in the ownership of the land would have no effect upon ownership of the trees. Standing timber can be conveyed separately from the property upon which it was grown. If this occurs, two separate and distinct property interests are created: one in the land and one in the timber.

A purchaser of standing timber may enter onto the land for the purpose of cutting and removing the timber. Contracts for the sale of standing timber may limit the time during which the right of entry can continue.

The public may generally float logs on any stream which is capable of being so used in its natural state. When necessary, the right to use a stream includes the incidental right to use the banks, at least below the high-water mark.

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Tragically, the logging industry is a major driver of political corruption, environmental destruction and social instability in many Pacific countries.
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In some places, rather than clearcutting, MRC uses "alternative prescription" logging, whereby one-quarter acre of trees is saved for every two acres that are clearcut.
5 billion board feet (a "board foot" is an inch-thick square foot of wood) of salvage timber - trees that are dead, dying, or "imminently susceptible" to fire, disease, or insect attack - to logging companies by the end of 1996.
And Glickman assured the lawmakers that the Agriculture Department's Forest Service still intended to achieve its goals this year for logging the dead and dying timber posing emergency fire threats.
We have ongoing meetings with them (MNR and BHFN) to provide training opportunities, so some of those are related to specific logging jobs, others are more broad based business and administration training, and how to run a successful business," Edmunds says.
The process of skidding--hauling the tree from where it is cut to where it is loaded onto a truck--causes much of the havoc associated with logging, including damaging standing trees and digging deep ruts in the ground.
With the last day of 1996, the Rescissions Act Logging Rider - also known as the "forest health" bill - passed into history.
Closing these forests to logging would have a serious impact on many rural communities.
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