Oregon Department of Forestry

Rule Rule 629-625-0200
Road Location


The purpose of this rule is to ensure roads are located where potential impacts to waters of the state are minimized.


When locating roads, operators shall designate road locations which minimize the risk of materials entering waters of the state and minimize disturbance to channels, lakes, wetlands and floodplains.


Operators shall avoid locating roads on steep slopes, slide areas, high landslide hazard locations, and in wetlands, riparian management areas, channels or floodplains where viable alternatives exist.


Operators shall minimize the number of stream crossings.


To reduce the duplication of road systems and associated ground disturbance, operators shall make use of existing roads where practical. Where roads traverse land in another ownership and will adequately serve the operation, investigate options for using those roads before constructing new roads.

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Jun. 8, 2021