Forest Road Construction

forest road construction courses

Forest Road Construction covers practical forest road applications and techniques. During this course, learners will examine a variety of case studies that cover the life cycle of roads from engineering to deactivation.

Beginning with plans, profiles and construction survey information, learners will explore how to utilize engineering data to build cost effective and Ministry approved roads. The advantages/disadvantages and limitations of equipment will also be discussed.

Duration: Three days

Delivery: Class and field

This course is recommended for technologists, professionals, field supervisors and others involved in planning, inspecting, monitoring and supervising forest road construction.

This course is also available as a custom offering for employers and organizations. Please contact for details.

About the Instructor

This course is facilitated by Steve Rooke. Steve is a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) in British Columbia with 30 years’ experience in natural resource management and 15 years specifically in engineering. Steve is also an Avenza Beta Tester.

Learning Outcomes

  • Project planning
  • Construction survey and design
  • Right of way preparation
  • Sub-grade construction
  • Drainage structures
  • Surfacing
  • Re-vegetation and erosion control
  • Construction inspection and quality assurance
Prince George, BC
Summer 2024
Date & Time:
27 May 2024 to 29 May 2024
  • 8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Price:
Registration Deadline:
May 17, 2024


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

Course Requirements

Students must bring their own field gear: Outdoor/Rain Clothing, Boots, Gloves, High Vis Vest, Hardhat, iPads, Suunto/Clinometer, Compass, Measuring Tape. Attendance is mandatory. Students must fully participate in all classroom and field exercises.