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.
In July 1995, FERIC participated in a joint British Columbia Ministry of Forests/Canadian Forest Service research project. The aim of this project was to investigate tilling options for reclaiming compacted surfaces of temporary roads and landings on fine-textured soils. FERIC observed two machines used to perform the tilling treatments: a crawler tractor equipped with Tilth winged subsoiler, and a hydraulic excavator equipped with a hydraulic thumb and a five-tined site-preparation rake. This report reviews the productivities, costs, and performances of the two machines.