This course emphasizes the practices and field skills utilized to evaluate and manage water quality objectives in the planning, location, design, construction (equipment operators & supervisors), maintenance and deactivation of resource roads in BC. Safety, economic and ecological considerations (i.e. sediment management to protect water quality) are incorporated into the learning outcomes.
Participants will be given a course evaluation to complete at the end of the course, which will be used to improve the course on a regular basis.
- Describe the general Planning & Road Regulations that guide resource road management in BC
- Explain methods for minimizing ecological impacts of resource roads
- Explain road design using plans, profiles, cross sections, site plans & special conditions to build and maintain resource roads
- Explain the importance of pre-work, interim and post-work meetings to ensure the plan is followed and/or edited to meet needed revisions of the plan
- Explain the role of the work team positions and their working relationship to ensure resource roads are built, maintained and deactivated as planned
- Describe the documentation required for resource road management from the planning stage to deactivation
- Describe common and specialized resource road construction methods
- Describe common resource road maintenance practices and procedures
- Describe common resource road deactivation practices and procedures
- Describe the common and specialized issues of resource road management and the solutions
- Demonstrate the process of resolving work issues (i.e. environmental, safety, economic) using group, scenario exercises
- Practical assessment/guide to identifying and calculating sediment generation and inputs at sites near water bodies will be identified
- Wednesday, 8:30am-4:30pm