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For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. The Enforcement Officer will be the Codes Enforcement Officer or other designated agent to act on behalf of the city.
LANDING. A place where logs, pulpwood, or firewood are assembled for transportation to processing facilities.
LANDOWNERS. Individual, partnership, company, firm, association, or corporation that is in actual control of forestland, whether such control is based on legal or equitable title, or any other interest entitling the holder to sell or otherwise dispose of any or all of the timber on such land in any manner, and any agents thereof acting on their behalf, such as forestry consultants, who set up and administer timber harvesting.
LITTER. Discarded items not naturally occurring on the site such as tires, oil cans, equipment parts, or other rubbish.
OPERATOR. An individual, partnership, company, firm, association or corporation engaged in timber harvesting, including the agents, subcontractors, and employees thereof.
PRE-COMMERCIAL TIMBER STAND IMPROVEMENT. A forest practice, such as thinning or pruning, which results in better growth, structure, species composition, or health of the residual stand but which does not yield a net income to the land owner, usually because any trees cut are of poor quality, too small or otherwise of limited marketability or value.
SKIDDING. Dragging trees on the ground from the stump to the landing by any means.
SLASH. Woody debris left in the woods after logging, including logs, chunks, bark, branches, uprooted stumps, and broken or uprooted trees or shrubs.
STAND. Any area of forest vegetation whose site conditions, past history, and current species composition are sufficiently uniform to be managed as a unit.
STREAM. Any natural or artificial channel of conveyance for surface water with a perennial, intermittent, or ephemeral flow regime with a defined bed and bank.
TIMBER HARVESTING, TREE HARVESTING, OR LOGGING. That part of forestry involving cutting down trees and removing logs from the forest for the primary purpose of sale or commercial processing into wood products.
TOP. The upper portion of a felled tree that is not merchantable because of small size, taper, or defect.
WETLAND. Areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances, do support a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions including swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas.
(Ord. 0-2016-006, passed 5-20-16)