A careful evaluation of the landslide hazards and risks in any proposed Forest Development Plan area is critical to good forest resource management. The recommendations in this guidebook concentrate on practical terrain stability mapping and assessment procedures, to help reduce the frequency and magnitude of landslides associated with forest development.
The mapping and assessment procedures discussed in this guidebook include reconnaissance terrain stability mapping, detailed terrain and terrain stability mapping and terrain stability field assessments.
Besides outlining relevant standards and procedures for mapping and assessing terrain stability, this guidebook is intended to enlighten foresters, managers and field personnel about what to look for in mapping and assessment projects. When everyone understands the process, more effective terrain stability management and greater environmental protection is achieved.
The Mapping and Assessing Terrain Stability Guidebook is cited in the
Operational Planning Regulation (OPR), Forest Road Regulation (FRR) and Woodlot Licence Forest Management Regulation (WLFMR). The regulations (as indicated below) require that the following items be determined or carried out in accordance with procedures set out in this guidebook: