The first section of this course covers the applicable sections of the Forest Practices Code Act and the Forest Road Regulation. Engineering Guidelines will be discussed. Other topics will include preliminary road location surveys and terrain stability assessments with emphasis on minimization of environmental risks. Various construction techniques will be presented along with the basic elements of drainage design. The second section of this course will cover the applicable sections of the Forest Practices Code Act and the Forest Road Regulation. Road maintenance and upgrade during harvesting operations will be discussed, as well as deactivation after harvesting operations and silvicultural commitments have expired. Other topics include: field assessment procedures, mapping, and the development of appropriate prescriptions. A field trip is included.
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