American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Functional Planning Criterion of Forest Road Network Systems According to Recent Forestry Development and Suggestion in Turkey

Murat Demir and Mesut Hasdemir

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2005.22.28

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 22-28


Environment of the conscious of puclic opinion is increase recent years. When making use of the forest ecosystem for various purposes, care must be taken not to spoil the forest structure. To achieve this, forests must be used according to forestry techniques. Forest roads planning standarts (slope, width, pavement, drainage etc.) are different in production forests, forestation, national park and protection forests.The need for total forest roads in Turkey was 201810 km and that 133693 km portion of which, corresponding to 66.25%, was constructed by the end of 2004. With a view to be capable of conducting modern forestry activities, our country's forests should be provided with a systematic roads network by completing as soon as possible the construction of the remaining portion of such roads. This study gives functional planning criterion of forest road network system in Turkey. Road spacing and road density has been inspected concerning about forest roads in production forests, reforestation, national park and protection forests in Turkey.


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