BC Timber Sales: Mike McCulley, RFT; Western Forest Products: Jack Reynolds, RPF; Interfor: Robert Shelley, RPF; Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: Tom Jackson, RFT; and Gino Fournier, RPF, PEng; FPInnovations: Clayton Gillies, RPF, RPBio; BC Forest Safety Council: Dustin Meierhofer, RPF ; Aztec Geoscience: Del Ferguson, PGeo and Ponting Logging: Mark Ponting.
Road construction initiated landslides have been a persistent issue on the coast and to a lesser degree within other areas of the province.
According to recently collected data, there have been 26 such incidents on the coast over the last three years. Nine of these incidents involved excavators sliding down the slope from the road prism during road construction activities. The incidents have had human, environmental and operational costs. There have been no fatalities to date however there have been physical injuries and physiological impacts.