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 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.