Forest Service Road Maintenance Series: Forest Roads and the Environment – USDA Forest Service 2002 – Video VH-416A – An introduction to maintenance of low volume roads. Emphasis is on the interaction of the road and the environment. Stresses that proper maintenance of the roadway actually helps keep the ecosystem in balance. It is possible for roads and nature to coexist, however it takes effort and planning. Lessons such as: Disturb the soil only when absolutely necessary. And, when it is necessary, use a light touch are applicable beyond the nation’s forests, to other low volume, unpaved roads, that serve multiple needs (recreation and commercial) and that run through otherwise natural environment.
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