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Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance for Dirt and Gravel Roads

Mark P. Rossow, Ph.D, PE Retired

This online engineering PDH course describes environmentally sensitive maintenance practices for dirt and gravel roads. If implemented, these practices reduce erosion and sediment, maintain subsurface hydrologic connectivity, restore drainage density to more natural conditions, and eliminate diversion potential. Additionally, long term maintenance costs are reduced and maintenance cycles lengthened. The course describes a simple protocol to help road managers and maintenance practitioners assess road conditions; identify problems; determine cause; and select the appropriate environmentally sensitive practices that fit site conditions. The various conditions are illustrated through extensive use of carefully chosen photographs.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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