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Forest Trails and Landings

A photo of a managed forest with a trail

Practice Code: 655
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

A forest trail or landing is a temporary or infrequently used route, path or cleared area within a forest.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Improves aesthetic and recreation values
  • Reduces fire hazard
  • Provides access to forest management activities

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Access Road (560)
Critical Area Planting (314)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (647)
Firebreak (394)
Forest Stand Improvement (666)
Fuel Break (383)
Stream Crossing (580)
Structure for Water Control (587)
Tree and Shrub Pruning (660)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)

More Information

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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