Publications and references

Useful resources

Road design

Sessions John, C. Kevin Lyons. 2018. Harvesting elevation potential from mountain forests. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 29(3):192-198.

Mika Yoshida, Rin Sakurai, and Hideo Sakai. 2019. Forest road planning using precision geographic data under climate change. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 30(3):219-227

Construction, maintenance, use

Lyons, C. Kevin, and Day, Ken. 2009. Temporary logging roads surfaced with mulched wood, Western Journal of Applied Forestry, 24(3):124-127.

Svenson Gunnar, and Dag Fjeld. 2015 The impact of road geometry and surface roughness on fuel consumption of logging trucks. Scandinavian Journal of  Forest Research. 31(5):526-536.

Shetty, Mithun K.and Lyons, C. Kevin. 2006. An onboard load measuring device for off-highway log trucks. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 18(1):33-40.

Sakai, H. 2017. Challenges in road construction and timber harvesting in Japan. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 38(2):187-195

Tiţă G.C., Marcu M.V., Ignea G., Borz S.A. 2019. Near the forest road: Small changes in air temperature and relative humidity in mixed temperate forests. Transportation Research Part D - Transport and Environment. 74: 82-92.


Lyons, C. Kevin, andFannin, R. Jonathan. 2006. A comparison of two design methods for unpaved roads reinforced with geogrids. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 43:1389-1394.


Lyons, C. Kevin,Lansdowne, Matthew, and Bennett, D. M. 2007. Load sharing in gravel decked log stringer bridges, International Journal of Forest Engineering, 19(1):41-49.

Lyons, C. Kevin, and Lansdowne, Matthew. 2006. Vertical stress in the gravel decking of log bridges. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 21(2):61-67.



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Transportation Research Board (TRB) – Low-Volume Roads (Information Resource Center)

This website provides a gateway to information and resources pertaining to all aspects of low-volume roads including planning, design, construction, safety, maintenance, operations, environmental, and social issues.

FPInnovations – Forest Operations:  Resource Roads

Conference Proceedings

  • Anonymous. 1975. Low-volume roads. Proceedings, First conference on low-volume roads, NRC-TRB and NRC-CLVR (sponsor).
  • Anonymous. 1979. Low-volume roads. Proceedings, Second international conference on low volume roads,VI, 341. Ames - IO, August 20-23, 1979. NRC-TRB (sponsor).
  • Anonymous. 1983. Low-volume roads. Proceedings, Third international conference on low-volume roads,IX, 378. Tempe - Ariz, July 24-28), 1983. NRC-TRB (sponsor). National Academy of sciences.
  • Anonymous. 1987. Low-Volume Roads. Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on Low-Volume Roads,2 vol. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, August 16-20, 1987. NRC-TRB (sponsor). National Research Council Transportation Research Board.
  • Anonymous. 1991. Low-Volume Roads. Proceedings, Fifth International Conference on Low-Volume Roads,2 vol. Raleigh, North Carolina, May 19-23, 1991. NRC-TRB (sponsor). Transportation Research Board.
  • Anonymous. 1999. Low-Volume Roads, planning, administration, and environment; design; materials, construction, and maintainance; operations and safety. Proceedings, Seventh International Conference on Low-Volume Roads,2 vols. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 23-26, 1999. NRC-TRB (sponsor). National Academy Press.
  • Anonymous. 2002. Low-Volume Roads. Proceedings, Eighth International Conference on Low-Volume Roads,2 vols. Reno, Nevada, June 22-25, 2003. NRC-TRB (sponsor). National Academy Press.
  • ECK, R.W. 1995. Assessing worldwide low-volume roads: problems, needs, and impacts. Proceedings, 28. Washington, D.C., NRC-TRB (sponsor). Transportation Research Board National Research Council.
  • GLENNON, J.C. 1979. Design and traffic control guidelines for low-volume rural roads. Washington. 41 p.
  • KASSABIAN, N. 1986. Low-volume rural roads. Washington, D. C.: Transportation Research Board, National Research Council. IV, 56 pp.