1.5 Signs on Forest Service Roads

Signs may not be erected on a Forest Service right-of-way without the approval of the District Manager. In general, commercial signs are not approved.

Standard informational and resource road radio communication signage has been developed for use on Forest Service roads:

Other traffic control signage shall conform to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) standards:

The Forest Service road sign must be placed at the start of an FSR system where there is a potential for public or multiple industrial users. Determine:

  • whether name signs are necessary on a particular road;
  • the size of the signs; and
  • where the signs should be placed.

A primary justification for a traffic control sign is that the risk to users is greater than what a user would normally encounter on an FSR such that the safety of the user may be dependent on the sign being in place.