Portable Skidder Bridge Initiative
The goals of this initiative are three-fold.
(1) Inform loggers, landowners and foresters about the benefits of using portable skidder bridges through workshops and presentations, field demonstrations, informational brochures, static displays, video and web production, and news articles.
(2) Provide portable skidder bridges to loggers for purchase, loan and rental using a variety of means and partners.
(3) Provide assistance and support for existing and start-up businesses that would fabricate and sell portable skidder bridges.
The use of portable skidder bridges is gaining popularity as loggers, forest landowners and foresters realize their environmental and economic benefits. The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is promoting and demonstrating the use of portable designs on timber harvesting operations. Loggers have the opportunity to use portable skidder bridges by participating in the Portable Skidder Bridge Loan and Education Program or the Portable Skidder Bridge Rental Program.