© Copyright 2012
All enquiries regarding copyright should be directed to the publishers, The New Zealand Forest Owners Association Incorporated (FOA).
The Operators Guide is a companion publication to the New Zealand Forest Road Engineering Manual. The objective of both publications is to ensure roads, water crossings and related infrastructure in New Zealand plantation forests are fit for purpose and meet high environmental standards. The Manual and the Guide may be copied or downloaded from the FOA website by those who own, manage or work in New Zealand plantation forests, and their advisers.
The Manual and the Guide may not be republished for sale, or used for promotional or other commercial purposes, without the permission of the publisher and the copyright owner.
NZ Forest Owners Association (Inc)
L9, 93 The Terrace, Wellington
PO Box 10986, The Terrace
Tel + 64 4 473 4769
October 2012, updated February 2020
The FOA thanks all those involved in the revision and publication of the Operators Guide, including:
Brett Gilmore (Project Leader), Glen Mackie and Kelvin Meredith (2012), as well as acknowledging contributions and reviews by Rien Visser, Kristopher Brown and Simon Fairbrother, School of Forestry, University of Canterbury, and Peter Weir, Ernslaw One Limited.
The Operators Guide is published by the NZ Forest Owners Association and is supported by the Forest Growers Levy Trust and the NZ Farm Forestry Association