Equine Forestry: Promotion of a Low-Impact Forest Harvesting Method

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Tim Carroll
Cedar River Horse Logging


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Nuts: walnuts


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, forestry
  • Education and Training: demonstration
  • Farm Business Management: value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, wildlife
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, employment opportunities, sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Tim Carroll of Cedar River Horse Logging & Wood Products, in cooperation with Twin Cities Public Television's Minnesota Channel, are requesting funding for a television series that will address the environmental benefits of equine forestry while allowing viewers a glimpse into sustainable forest management, ideas for forest recreation, and woodworking projects.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.