Course code MežZ3075

Credit points 2

Forest Infrastructure II

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation03.11.2020

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developer

author lect.

Mareks Millers

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ1038, Surveying

LauZ1015, Forest Soils

MežZ1015, Forest Work and Machinery I

MežZ3074, Forest Infrastructure I

Course abstract

The course introduces with the prerequisites for a complex forest management forest reclamation and the improvement of infrastructure, the role of forest roads as transport routes to access every forest compartment and to ensure forest protection and timber transport.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students acquire:
• Knowledge about importance of melioration and building roads for forest management, about conditions of projecting, building and maintenance forest infrastructure objects;(test)
• Skills to preparation of projecting tasks for infrastructure objects;(test)
• Competence how to assess project and quality of fulfilled buil(test)

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Restoration and rebuilding of the forest amelioration system (2 academic hours).
2. Forest amelioration construction specifications (2 academic hours).
3. Preparatory work (1 academic hour).
4. Ditch network digging/recleaning (2 academic hours).
5. Throughfall works and ditch corroboration building (2 academic hours).
6. Surface runoff regulation and construction of walkways (2 academic hours).
7. Excavation of sedimentation pools (2 academic hours).
8. Forest road planning and design (2 academic hours).
9. Technical solutions in forest road projects (2 academic hours).
10. Road route preparation (2 academic hours).
11. Land cover building (2 academic hours).
12. Throughfall building (2 academic hours).
13. Road cover building (2 academic hours).
14. Use of geosynthate materials (1 academic hour).
15. Main construction materials used (2 academic hours).
16. Essay presentations (4 academic hours).

Requirements for awarding credit points

All practical works, prepared essays, written tests and settled exam must be developed. If all tests are written with a rating of 4 balls and more, students can get an accumulative exam rating as an average of the test ratings.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Legislative studies on the design and construction of forest drainage systems and forest roads.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The study results are controlled by knowledge of:
1. design and construction of forest amelioration systems;
2. design and construction of forest roads.

Compulsory reading

1. Meža infrastruktūras objektu projektēšanas tehniskie noteikumi 2015. AS Latvijas valsts meži. Rīga: AS LVM, 2015. 88 lpp.
2. Meža autoceļu rokasgrāmata. G.Ašmanis, M.Neicinieks, A.Neimanis u.c. Rīga: AS LVM, 2011. 96 lpp.
3. Drēska A. Meža autoceļi: mācību līdzeklis LLU Meža fakultātes studentiem un nozares speciālistiem. Jelgava: LLU, 2014. 120 lpp.
4. Labrencis V., Sudārs R. Meža meliorācija: mācību līdzeklis. Jelgava: LLU, 2005. 165 lpp.

Further reading

1. Jeļisējevs B. Ceļu būves un ceļu uzturēšanas darbu organizācija un tehnoloģija: mācību līdzeklis. Smiltene: Smiltenes 29. arodvidusskola, 2006. 208 lpp.
2. Gruntsmācības pamati: mācību līdzeklis. Sast. A. Drēska. Jelgava: LLU, 2004. 32 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks. ISSN 1407-6667
2. SkogForsk Results. ISSN 1103-6222
3. Meža Avīze. ISSN 1407–6187


The study course is included in the compulsory part of full-time and part-time studies of the professional higher education bachelor study program “Forest Engineer” of the Faculty of Forestry.