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I don't know about that area, but in the 1980s there were places in the northern Rockies where they bulldozed terraces on the mountain sides.PageRob wrote:Hmm, interesting! Perhaps not quite analagous, but on the Manti-LaSal NF in Utah (specifically the Price RD) there are areas of mountain and hill sides that have trenches bulldozed perpendicular to the slope. Why? Because folks back at the early part of the 20th century thought that instead of dealing with topo maps, they would bulldoze the elevation lines into the landscape! It would totally mystify me if I hadn't been told about it. Perhaps some similar hair-brained scheme was at work here? Though I think jhodlof's explanation sounds like a good one.