The main objective of the present work is to respond to the second work area and complete LCAs focused on resource roads and transportation products and processes. Two LCA studies will be conducted; one study on resource road bridges and one study on hybridization of logging and biomass trucks. The present report undertakes an LCA of three resource road bridges.
The objectives of this presentation are to bring awareness to the relationship between roads and climate change; definie resource road resiliency and adaption; understand the process to identify risks and vulnerabilities to resource roads; and to identify methods to mitigate climate change risks to resource roads
Given the benefits that resource roads provide to economic and social well-being, it is important to understand the impacts of a changing climate on resource roads and infrastructure. As the forest industry and governments move toward creating resource roads that are resilient to climate change, an early step in the adaptive management process is to assess the risks and vulnerabilities of infrastructure to climate change.
La pression nominale au sol est un critère important utilisé pour prévoir les effets du poids et de la configuration d’une machine sur les sols forestiers durant les activités de récolte. Le présent rapport traite du concept de pression nominale au sol, de la façon dont il s’applique à différents types de machines ainsi que l’effet des diverses configurations des machines.
This guide helps forest workers chose preventive measures that will maintain natural drainage patterns, stabilize exposed soils and protect them from erosion and sedimentation during and following harvest operations. Controlling erosion beforehand minimizes sediment movement and is easier than having to deal with transported sediments later on.
Given the significance of resource roads, efforts are required to understand the implications of climate change in order to adapt roads and infrastructure to the potential impacts of these forecasted changes. The changing precipitation patterns and temperature regimes associated with climate change are expected to impact resource roads in ways that will affect the performance of the infrastructure. This is the first Info Note in a series of five focused on the key issues of creating climate resilient resource roads.