Maintaining and Improving Rural Roads
Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor: Society of American Foresters
Location: Sly Park Recreation Area Events Center
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
- 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 by: Northern 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 email@example.com. Register early! Enrollment limited to 40 people.
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)
9:45-10:30 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