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Laws in place for timber harvesting

By From page A12 | June 14, 2013

Camino — Many local residents are unaware that timber harvesting is still conducted on private lands throughout the foothill and mountain communities of Amador and El Dorado Counties, or that there are Forest Practice Rules and Regulations designed to protect many of the other natural resources found in the watersheds where timber harvesting occurs. These laws and regulations are in place in order to promote responsible forest management which includes protecting and maintaining water quality, wildlife habitat, soil productivity and recreational resources while serving the public’s need for forest products. These laws also ensure individuals who are involved in timber harvesting operations have the required training and educational experience before offering their services as a Licensed Timber Operator (LTO), or Registered Professional Forester (RPF). Private landowners should always ask for proof of a valid license.

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