36.11.230 SLASH RETENTION SITES SMA
(1) For this SMA:
(a) Sufficient slash may be retained for the purposes of soil nutrient recycling, wildlife habitat and control of surface water runoff.
(b) This may include slash broadcast over the timber harvest unit and skid trails; concentrated slash in the form of slash filter windrows and other appropriate surface water runoff controls as defined by the Montana best management practices; and designated piles for wildlife habitat. Any such designated wildlife pile shall not be placed within 100 feet of a residence, property line, road with legal public access or active railroad right-of-way.
(c) The slash inspector shall recognize such beneficial and legitimate uses of slash and shall discount such slash from the general standard during the hazard assessment inspection.
History: 76-13-403, MCA; IMP, 76-13-403, 76-13-406, 76-13-407, 76-13-408 and 76-13-410, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 2526, Eff. 9/22/00.