1.6 Abandoned Vehicles on Forest Service Rights-of-Way

Occasionally, ministry staff is faced with having to deal with abandoned vehicles or logging or road building equipment along Forest Service rights-of-way.

Consider the following when deciding whether or not to remove or dispose of such vehicles:

  • The vehicle or equipment may or may not have some residual value.
  • The vehicle or equipment owner may or may not be identifiable if the licence plates or serial numbers have been removed.
  • The cost of moving and disposing of the vehicle may be greater than the recoverable costs.
  • The vehicle may be causing a danger to other road users or it may be a visible disturbance.