Timber harvests in Huntingdon County require erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices (BMPs) to be implemented in order to minimize accelerated erosion and sediment pollution that can result from earth disturbance activities. A timber harvest E&S plan is required on-site for timber harvest projects conducting less than 25 acres of earth disturbance.
Any timber harvesting project that disturbs 25 acres or more (including the haul road, skid trails, landing areas, etc.) is required to obtain an Erosion and Sediment Control Permit (ESCP) through HCCD.
Clearing and grubbing activities are not considered timber harvest activities and may require an E&S plan or NPDES permit.
For temporary stream crossings related to logging activities, please be advised that a GP-08 permit will be required, issued by DEP.
- Erosion and Sedimentation Control Application
- Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan Template for a Timber Harvesting Operation
- GP-08 Permit - for temporary stream crossings