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Planning and implementing forest restoration projects on steep slopes in Central and Eastern Oregon is typically challenging due to the appropriate harvesting technology and the economics for these operating conditions. This presentation reviewed solutions to these challenges that include (1) planning and silviculture strategies, (2) use of appropriate skyline harvesting technology or new concepts with tethered-assist ground-based technology on steep slopes, (3) overview of the process for planning and layout of skyline operations, and (4) and needs from the contractor and worker’s perspective for implementing safe and economical operations on steep slopes.