This report presents the importance of best management practices for mitigating erosion from resource roads and preventing sediment from entering a watercourse. Key to achieving these goals is the understanding of erosion from the road surface and the level of connectivity from the delivery point of the sediment-laden water onto the forest floor and the watercourse. This report provides a list of best management practices that is specific to resource roads.
Forest managers in western Canada are now treating old forest roads and harvested sites to mitigate environmental concerns. This Compendium has been developed to assist practitioners in western Canada in selecting and implementing restoration measures appropriate to their needs and conditions. Watershed restoration activities, techniques and research trials in western North America are described and contacts for further information are given. Additions to the Compendium will be made on an ongoing basis.
This handbook is a compilation of erosion and sediment control practices aimed at aiding the forest industry, and includes background information to support such practices. These practices are often termed Best Management Practices (BMPs). The handbook will offer guidance for erosion prevention and sediment containment along forest roads where the driving forces are rain and moving water; erosion from wind and mass wasting processes will not be covered.
This guide is intended as a reference for use during the eld data collection phase of the provincial process in assessing sh passage at culverted sites.1 It is an important part of the provincial assessment process which uses a holistic watershed approach. The eld data can be used as part of the development of a sh passage restoration plan2 or as part of regular road maintenance inspections.
This guide provides guidance for equipment
operators for construction of commonly prescribed
road deactivation structures. Timber sale licence
(TSL) holders and contractors can use this guide as
a reference in achieving conformance to a prepared
During the winter of 1998-1999, FERIC and Quebec's Ministère des Ressources naturelles evaluated three methods of installing temporary stream crossings on winter roads. This report provides a detailed evaluation of the following three structures: a culvert stabilized with snow, a culvert stabilized with tree stems, and a crossing made solely from compacted snow. The study showed that these temporary structures could eliminate sedimentation of the streams and were generally less expensive than permanent structures.