Forest Road Deactivation

advanced forest road deactivation

Forest Road Deactivation focuses on best practices in road deactivation assessments and prescriptions. Research has shown that many landslides occur due to problems associated with forest road deactivation. This is often a result of using techniques that were unsuitable for the terrain.

Duration: Two days

Delivery: Class and field

This course is recommended for foresters and engineers, technicians, field staff from both government and industry or anyone involved in planning, inspecting, monitoring and supervising forest road deactivation.

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

  • Regulations
  • Professional requirements
  • Deactivation requirements
  • Professional assistance
  • Planning
  • Data collection
  • Field observations
  • Deactivation techniques
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Required Materials

Hard hat, high visibility vest, safety footwear, outdoor-appropriate clothes, notebook, and pens/pencils.

Course Cancellations

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