Practice Advisory Issued For Forest Road Crossings Roles And Responsibilities

Posted on September 5, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia and the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) have issued a practice advisory titled Professional Roles and Responsibilities for the Life Cycle of Forest Road Crossings.  

The practice advisory advises members and licensees on:

  • the roles and responsibilities of project participants involved in the planning, design, construction, inspection, maintenance, and deactivation of forest road crossings; and
  • the regulation of the relevant areas of practice by professional regulatory bodies and by the Government. 

This practice advisory distinguishes the roles and responsibilities of the following persons and entities at the various life-cycle phases of a project.

  • Professionals carrying out work relating to such crossings (Practitioners).
  • Forest road operators with legislated performance obligations (Road Operators).
  • Professional regulatory bodies that license the Practitioners (Professional Associations). 
  • The provincial Ministry responsible for regulating such crossings, and oversight of the delivery of those obligations (Government/Governance).

This practice advisory complements the guidance outlined in the Engineers and Geoscientists BC/ABCFP joint practices publication titled Guideline for Professional Services in the Forest Sector - Crossings V.2, June, 2014 (the Crossing Guideline). This practice advisory addresses life-cycle phases beyond the scope of the Crossing Guideline, including inspection, maintenance, and deactivation of crossings. 

This advisory and other practice advisories and resources are available at To contact an Engineers and Geoscientists BC practice advisor, email [email protected], or call 1.888.430.8035 or 604.430.8035.

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