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.
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Les opérations forestières en bordure de cours d'eau doivent être conformes aux lois provinciales mises en place pour protéger cetter ressource fragile. Les traverses de cours d'eau sont généralement régies par des règlements concernant les dimensions des structures, la protection des rives et enfin la migration des poissons.
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) and the B.C. Ministry of Forests’ Resource Tenures and Engineering Branch surveyed users of closed-bottom corrugated-steel embedded culverts to find installations that generally conform to the Fish-stream Crossing Guidebook that was released in 2002 under the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act. This report describes seven sites that were visited, and includes the installation procedures and costs for each of the sites.
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) surveyed users of closed-bottom corrugated-steel embedded culverts within British Columbia and visited selected sites. This report presents information about the installations visited, including the installation procedures and costs. This report also provides suggestions for the implementation of future embedded culverts.
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 report discusses the use of honeycomb-shaped panels knows as "geocells" to create retaining walls for culvert installation and to stabilize slopes. FERIC planned and participated in the installation of Geoweb-brand geocells in two operations, and founds that although the materials are more expensive than alternative solutions, they were easy to install, effective, and economical under appropriate site conditions.
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.