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Article Number - C1E41B72578


Vol.1(1), pp. 14-18 , April 2010

ISSN: 2141-2634



Full Length Research Paper

Forest roads planning and construction in Iranian forestry


Aidin Parsakhoo*, Majid Lotfalian and Seyed Ataollah Hosseini




Department of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Sari, Iran.


Email: persian3064aidin@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 28 February 2010  Published: 30 April 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

The total length of Hyrcanian forest roads in Iran at the end of year 2009 was about 10000 km. Forest roads facilitate timber harvest and attainment of other multiple use objectives requires a high capital investment. A mistake in planning a road, such as ignoring the effects of environmental and other parameters leads not only to the waste of public investment but also to adverse environmental impacts and increase maintenance costs. In Iranian forestry system, road planning and building process can be partitioned into network planning, transferring network from the plan to the ground, mapping, data processing and sections design, right-of-way felling, pioneering, right-of-way logging, clearing and grubbing, excavation and embankment, subgrade finishing and surfacing. Nowadays the GIS techniques have been suggested to design the optimal forest road density in northern forest of Iran. The GIS and computerized analyzing by AutoCAD and RoadEng softwares helps to economize time, costs and to minimize environmental damages.

 

Key words: Forest road, planning, building, computer softwares, Iran.


APA (2010). Forest roads planning and construction in Iranian forestry. Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, 1(1), 14-18.
Chicago Aidin Parsakhoo, Majid Lotfalian and Seyed Ataollah Hosseini. "Forest roads planning and construction in Iranian forestry." Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology 1, no. 1 (2010): 14-18.
MLA Aidin Parsakhoo, Majid Lotfalian and Seyed Ataollah Hosseini. "Forest roads planning and construction in Iranian forestry." Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology 1.1 (2010): 14-18.
   
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