This manual is based on a comprehensive literature search of New Zealand and overseas information on unsealed and forest roads. New and innovative practices and procedures have been identified through consultation with roading engineers, supervisors and other associated personnel. The Forest Roading Manual covers all aspects of the planning, design, construction and maintenance of unsealed forest roads. It has been prepared for people who have only a limited civil engineering background.
The publication is not intended to replace any existing operational instructions in the various road construction agencies or forest companies. Rather, it is intended to fill a void by providing, in one document, information on well understood techniques as well as the latest developments and practices for unsealed roads.
During 2011 an updated manual will be published