Landings, yarder or hauler sites, skid sites and pads are all terms used to describe an area where logs are extracted and sorted, processed, loaded or stockpiled. Landings are used by ground-based or yarder logging, and production thinning or clear-fell operations. Landing construction generally requires significant earthworks. Poor landing location, design and management can have major consequences for safety, the environment, production, and quality and value recovery.
The NES-PF has many permitted activity rules for earthworks. This Manual, its associated Operators Guide, and the many FOA earthworks Forest Practice Guides have detailed information on environmentally acceptable earthworks construction practices.