BC Forest Practices Board Report

Investigation of forestry roads on steep slopes released

September 13, 2017

VICTORIA – An investigation of forestry roads constructed on steep terrain has found mixed results. While most of the road sections examined met the legal requirements, and some were very well done, others did not adhere to professional practice guidelines and several road sections were structurally unsafe, according to a report released today. …The roads were examined for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and adherence to professional practice guidelines issued jointly by the professional foresters’ and the professional engineers’ regulatory bodies. “We saw some examples of excellent road construction practices and these are highlighted in our report,” said board vice-chair, Bill McGill.

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