Resource road engineering standards and guidelines

Last updated: Oct 6, 2021

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Government establishes engineering standards and processes for Forest Service Roads to ensure that they're designed, built, maintained, deactivated and administered in a safe and effective manner.

In addition to developing engineering standards of practice, engineering staff in the provincial forest sector also provide:

  • Administration of the forest road system
  • Professional engineering advice and assistance
  • Recommendations for legislative policies
  • Data integrity analysis and business design support for operational systems such as
    • Forest Tenure Administration
    • Forest Road Management Application
    • Digital Road Atlas
  • Special multi-disciplinary projects

Forest Service Road bridge guidelines, standards and specifications

The B.C. Government is responsible for determining appropriate design and construction specifications for Forest Service road bridges.

Forest Service Road signs

Signs are placed at the start of a Forest Service Road system where there is a potential for public or multiple industrial users.

Engineering publications and manual

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Engineering Manual provides information related to the administration, design, construction, maintenance and deactivation of  roads and bridges on Forest Service Roads by the B.C. Government.

Equipment and services

The Engineering Equipment & Services (EES) directory is a listing of suppliers and consultants who wish to provide equipment or services for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations provincial road engineering activities.