The Association of Constructing Forest Roads and Earth Mass Wasting
Mass wasting (slope movement) is a natural phenomenon which causes extensive damages and losses to different parts of Iran every year. Vegetation (forests) plays an important role in the stability of hillsides and forest roads. Forests have been considered as significant and effective factors which prevent mass wasting in mountainous areas. Therefore, it is very important to investigate the relationship between the road construction in the forest areas and mass wasting to provide useful solutions for this problem.