Forest Service Road Maintenance Series: Forest Roads and the Environment



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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One Reply to “Forest Service Road Maintenance Series: Forest Roads and the Environment”

  1. The US Forest Service needs to stop spending money on videos and keep the roads open that they are closing at a alarming rate. They are doing everything they can to keep the public out of public lands.

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