Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance for Dirt and Gravel Roads

The objective of this manual is to:

  1.  provide users with an understanding that our road system is part of our overall environment, that a vital connection exists between the two, and that this connection needs to be considered in whatever actions we take in regards to constructing and maintaining our road system. In doing so, we will be able to preserve our environment and more effectively and efficiently prolong the life of our transportation system.
  2. Give users a ‘tool box’ full of environmentally sensitive maintenance ‘tools’ or practices that support both good roads and a good environment by offering a variety of simple, practical environmentally sensitive maintenance practices and by providing a means for using these practices in routine road maintenance.

The practices presented in this manual are inclined toward use for dirt and gravel roads in forested areas. The user may find, however, that many of the concepts and practices could prove applicable in various types of environments, and possibly require only minor research and development efforts.

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Last modified: November 20, 2020