Central Sierra
University of California
Central Sierra

Maintaining and Improving Rural Roads

Date: November 30, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact: rrharrisconsulting@gmail.com

Sponsor: Society of American Foresters

Location: Sly Park Recreation Area Events Center

Event Details

Intended Audience: Ranchers, forest landowners, rural residents, non-profit organizations and agencies responsible for maintaining and improving generally unpaved roads accommodating resource management, residential and recreational users.

Workshop Objectives: Provide landowners and land managers with information on:

  • Identifying road-related problems and their causes
  • Road best management practices
  • Preventing road failures or impaired functioning
  • Reducing future maintenance costs
  • Minimizing environmental impacts of roads

Workshop Topics:

  • Fundamentals of rural, low volume roads
  • Environmental conditions affecting roads
  • Road assessment methods
  • Road management and maintenance
  • Permitting Requirements
  • Sources of Technical and Financial Assistance

Field Trip: We will visit sites to demonstrate road assessment tools, diagnose problems and review beneficial practices and road remediation after storm damage.

Sponsored byNorthern California Society of American Foresters, Georgetown Divide and El Dorado County  Resource Conservation Districts, UC Cooperative Extension; El Dorado Irrigation District. Support for this program has been provided in part by USDA-Forest Service, State and Private Forestry.

Registration: To register for the workshop, go to https://rural_roads_eldorado.eventbrite.com. There is nominal registration fee. Following registration, you will be provided with additional information including the final agenda. Questions? Contact Dr. Richard Harris at (707) 685-5508 or rrharrisconsulting@gmail.com. Register early! Enrollment limited to 40 people.

El Dorado Roads Workshop Flyer 11-30-2017



8:00-8:15 Registration

8:15-8:30 Introductions (Mark Egbert, Richard Harris)

8:30-9:00 Fundamentals of Rural Roads (Richard Harris)

 9:00-9:30 Rural Roads and Emergency Access (Tom Tinsley)

 9:30-9:45 Break

 9:45-10:30 Diagnosing Road Related Problems (Richard Harris) 

10:30-11:15 Solving Road Drainage Problems (Gordon Keller) 

11:15-11:45 Shallow Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control (Gordon Keller) 

11:45-12:00 Key Winterizing and Storm-proofing Measures (Gordon Keller) 

12:00-12:30 Lunch (bring your own) 

12:30-4:00 Field Trip 

4:00 Adjourn

El Dorado Roads Workshop Agenda

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