Tool risk reduction measures


Risk reducing during cutting and remediation procedures

The measure resides in eliminating the risk of forest soil damage due to cutting. Specifically, the measure includes for example use of cable transport systems, caterpillar tractors, and avoidance of transport in the same routes. If damages of the forest soil occur, it is necessary to remediate them immediately in order not to disrupt the natural soil processes. Any remediation activities depend on the specific damages and should be conducted immediately after finalizing the cutting.

Fields of action
Additionally to flood risk reduction by slowing and storing surface runoff, the measure has medium or high possible benefits for the following biophysical impacts and ecosystem services: Biodiversity preservation; Climate change adaptation and mitigation; Reduce pollutant sources; Intercept pollution pathways; Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery; Improve soils; Reduce peak temperature; Absorb and/or retain CO2; Water storage; Natural biomass production; Filtration of pollutants; Recreational opportunities; Aesthetic/cultural value

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Stefan Greeb, Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology