Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6225021

    Deactivation of SC970 roads, Spencer Creek Area, Coast Forest Region: project completion abstract
Project lead: Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.
Author: MacDonald, Rick
Imprint: Parksville, BC : The Author, 2003
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Road Construction, British Columbia, Riparian Areas, Management
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
The project objective is to permanently deactivate the Spencer Creek SC970 roads to mitigate the hazard of a landslides event. There was evidence of instability along this road, as is evident form past slide events. The SC970 roads were priorized for reduction of the high hazard of a slope failure. The SC970 roads were identified by Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, West Island Timberlands Unit as a high priority for road deactivation because of previous instability problems associated with these road located on steep terrain. The SC970 roads were constructed across a westerly facing slope at approximately 800 m elevation. These roads were previously semi-permanently deactivated, with a light pull back of the over steepened fill slopes. Residual fills remained, which were slumping in a number of locations and as a result this road is considered a very high hazard for a slopes failure.


Project Completion Abstract (56Kb)

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