State of the art principles of forest road planning

  • Igor Potočnik University of Lubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Večna pot 83, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; email: igor.potocnik@bf.uni-lj.si
  • Srđan Ljubojević University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Vladimir Petković University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; email: vladimir.petkovic@sf.unibl.org
  • Dane Marčeta University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; email: dane.marceta@sf.unibl.org
Keywords: forest roads, modern methods, GPS devices

Abstract

The openness of forest with forest road network is one of the primary problems in the forestry of Republic of Srpska and BiH. Current openness is around 8,7 m/ha which is far below the average EU countries with developed forestry (Austria 40 m/ha). This work elaborates issues of forest road network planning with improved methods using modern equipment such as GPS devices for field collecting data, and the software AutoCAD and Roadeng for processing data.The research facility is in the Forest Economic District ‘’Banjalucko“, Management Unit ‘’Crni Vrh’’. Data were collected in two different ways: the classic way with tape and pedometer and the modern way using GPS. Collected data were compared with the aim of estimating modern methods accuracy.

Published
2009-06-30
Section
Original Scientific Papers