Forest Service road deactivations start in Quesnel area


Beginning June 1, 2018, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development will begin deactivating up to 500 kilometres of permit roads located in BC Timber Sales operating areas, throughout the Quesnel Natural Resource District – weather permitting.

Under the Forestry Revitalization Act, the province has a statutory responsibility to retire permit roads that are no longer in use, and no longer being maintained. These roads came to be in BC Timber Sales operating areas as a result of the 2003 tenure redistribution.

The deactivation work will be ongoing until Dec. 31, and will include:

  • Removing all crossing structures and stream culverts.
  • Installing water bars and cross ditches to control erosion.
  • Seeding grass on ditches and road surfaces to control erosion.
  • Implementing access-control measures.

Stakeholders and members of the public, who may be affected by the upcoming work, can provide their input by contacting engineering specialist Steve Lemke at: 250 992-4432, or email: Steve.Lemke@gov.bc.ca before 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018.