Module 11: Roads and Trails: Planning it Right from the Start

Appendix A : References

Available from the DNR library (902) 424-8633:

  1. Environmental Standards for the Construction of Forest Roads and Fire Ponds in Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour, Updated in 2002.
  2. Forest Access Roads, Planning and Construction Manual, prepared by Steve Talbot, 1982, revised in 1991. Published by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR)
  3. Home Study Module Four - Woodlots and Wildlife, NSDNR
  4. Home Study Module Nine - Woodlot Recreation, NSDNR
  5. Woodlot Roads and Stream Crossings, Glen Brathwaite, 1993. NSDNR
  6. Forestry/Wildlife Guidelines and Standards for Nova Scotia, DNR, 1988
  7. Proper Planning for the Initial Location of Small-Scale Roads, FERIC (Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada) Field Note 54.
  8. Design Considerations for Small Scale Roads, FERIC Field Note 55
  9. The Dirt on Gravel: Identifying soils you can use for road construction, Advantage series, Vol. 1, No.11, May 2000. Published by FERIC.
  10. FERIC Notes - See Roads and Bridges series for 2-page technical reports on new equipment, building materials, culverts, arches, bridges, etc

Other useful publications:

  1. Fish Habitat Care and Trout, Salmon and Silt, Fisheries and Oceans (Canada) (902) 426-3760
  2. Contractors and Operators. Best Management Practises Manual, Nova Forest Alliance (902) 639-2921

Recreational trail web sites:

  1. A Forest Landowner's Guide to the Internet - Recreational Trail Design and Construction
  2. Pathways for People - Trail Design to Minimize Environmental Damage and Enhance User Enjoyment
  3. Recreational Forest Trails: Plan for Success