The Following Is Part of the 2010 Revision to the Texas Forestry BMP Manual

Permanent Vs. Temporary Roads


Access roads are classified into several categories based on their intended use and lifespan:

  1. Permanent Roads– Primary or secondary roads constructed to provide all- or nearly all-season access for silvicultural activities, and are maintained regularly.
    • Primary Road– A high specification permanent road which is maintained regularly and serves as a main artery in a network of roads.
    • Secondary Road– A permanent road that is maintained periodically, installed for transporting wood products and with a secondary use for other forest activities.
  2. Temporary Road– A road constructed for a specific use or single operation and normally retired upon completion of the operation.
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