When planning a log home, it’s natural to be drawn to a site near a body of water. What could be more relaxing than listening to the soothing sounds of a flowing river or taking in the morning mist atop a glassy pond? If you love log homes, chances are you also love to feel at one with the outdoors. If enjoying watery views is part of your plan, it’s essential to take care not to sabotage these magical moments before they can ever happen. Unwittingly or not, many builders and landscapers take a “clear everything” approach when prepping a build site

This article in Log Home Living shows you how this “clear all” strategy is so hazardous to the health of a lake or river’s ecosystem identifies the aspects of log grading and why you should be aware.