Forest Roads

An Online, Self-Paced Program


The Forest Roads: Self-Paced program is designed to provide foresters, loggers, landowners and other natural resource professionals with information on how to properly design, construct and maintain all types of forest roads. The program also addresses solutions for crossing streams and other sensitive areas. The participant will be required to watch a video and then complete a short test with a passing grade of 70 or better before advancing to the next segment.   


  1. Introduction to Successful Forest Roads Projects
  2. Design Standards for Low Volume Roads
  3. Forest Road Design and Vehicle Characteristics
  4. Harvest Planning and Road Location
  5. Road Construction
  6. Basic Hydrology and Hydraulic Design
  7. Temporary Wet Site and Stream Crossing Options
  8. Erosion Control and Road Maintenance


Anyone involved in the timber industry will find many ideas to possibly apply to their operations; this includes consulting foresters, timber buyers, foresters working for investment companies,state and federal foresters, timberland owners or loggers.


This program has been approved for 6.5 hours, Category 1 credits. Upon successful completion of the program, the participant will be emailed a certificate of completion as well as the completion being automatically reported to SAF. All credits are reported to SAF on a monthly basis.


Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive within 3 business days a userid and password that provides you access to the online program. You will watch a video and then are required to pass a test with a score of 70 or better before moving to the next lesson. It is recommended that you have high speed internet for the online program. If you are not sure your computer is compatible with the online program, click here to test your system.


The Forest Roads: Self-Paced program is $125. To register for the program, click here.


For technical assistance, please contact Susan Guynn at 864-656-0606 or via email at We are not always in the office but will respond as quickly as possible.