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 Support Documents

Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideAll support documents 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:

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Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (647)
Firebreak (394)
Forest Stand Improvement (666)
Tree and Shrub Pruning (660)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.

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