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Photos | Publications | FAQ | GRAIP Problems and Solutions | Training Opportunities | GPS Info | List of Equipment | Supporting Info on Roads | Links and Other Models | Case Studies and Contacts
Many images, including road erosion, landslides, undercutting, gullies and streams.
GRAIP Photo Gallery
Legacy Roads Photo Gallery
Other Roads Photo Gallery
GRAIP Selected Publications
How Does Decommissioning Forest Roads Affect Hydrologic and Geomorphic Risk (Tom Black, Richard Cissel, Nathan Nelson, Charlie Luce, and Brian Staab - 20,682 KB PDF of poster presented at the American Geophysical Union, December 2010)
For best results: right click and save file locally.
Prioritizing Road Restoration using the Geomorphic Road Analysis and Inventory Package
(GRAIP) to Improve Watershed Conditions in the Wall Creek Watershed, Oregon (Kate Day, Nathan Nelson, Catherine Clifton, Tom Black, Charles Luce, and Sara McCune - PDF of poster presented at the American Geophysical Union, December 2010)
Frequently asked questions about the GRAIP model and its use:
GRAIP Frequently Asked Questions
GRAIP Problems and Solutions
Database of previously encountered problems and their solutions during the GRAIP modeling process (xls)
Information on previous trainings, including materials and presentations. Includes information on upcoming trainings (if scheduled).
GRAIP Training Materials
There will be a GRAIP road inventory training during the week of May 20-23, 2014 in Boise and conducting field practice in the surrounding area.
Contact Tom Black for more details. (208) 373-4363 tblack<at>fs.fed.us
There are several options for finding help with GPS questions,
training, equipment and troubleshooting.
There are some documents in the FAQ that answer basic questions.
Other than the GRAIP User Community, there are also local
commercial options to troubleshooting, technical support and equipment ordering.
The ones listed below are local to the Boise area. If users have other
commercial options, they are free to contact us to request adding them to this list.
Electronic Data Solutions (link)
Trimble Forest Service Front Line Support 2007-08 - FAQs about FS support [PDF (40 KB)] Forest Service Support Services -
includes phone and email for technical support as well as equipment ordering
for FS employees [PDF (177 KB)]
Contact: Ryan Pierson
- phone (208) 346-6106
Boise Branch office
7512 Lemhi Street
Boise, ID 83709
Toll Free 888.658.1162
Other GPS Links
link)Trimble Pathfinder Office Software Support (trimble
Forest Service GeoSpatial Applications
website FSWEB (link)
List of Equipment
Spreadsheet of equipment for field use. Includes checklist for the crew, crew leader, vehicle gear and tools.
List of Equipment (XLS)
Supporting Road Information
Calculating the GRAIP Base Rate (PDF)
Links and Models
Pronounced "Fish Crossing" this
software is designed to assist engineers, hydrologists and fish biologists in
the evaluation and design of culverts for fish passage. It is free and available
for download at the FishXing website.
Inventory and Assessment Procedure for Identifying Barriers to Aquatic Organism
Passage at Road Stream Crossings - interactive tutorial
WEPP Software - The Water Erosion Prediction Project
(WEPP) model is a process-based, distributed parameter,
continuous simulation, erosion prediction model for use on
personal computers running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP. The
current model version (v2006.5) available for download is
applicable to hillslope erosion processes (sheet and rill
erosion), as well as simulation of the hydrologic and
erosion processes on small watersheds. Included in the
download package is the WEPP model (version 2006.5), WEPP
Windows interface (May 2006), CLIGEN climate generators
(versions 4.3 and 5.22564), documentation and example data.
Sediment Model 2
(SEDMODL2) is a GIS-based road erosion and delivery model
designed to identify road segments with high potential for
delivering sediment to streams. The model uses an elevation
grid combined with road and stream information layers to
produce what is essentially a computer-generated version of
the Washington surface road erosion model. It estimates
background sediment, generation of sediment for individual
road segments, finds road/stream intersections, and
estimates delivery of road sediment to streams.
Systems Technology Center - The Stream Systems
Technology Center, or "STREAM TEAM " is a national technical
center chartered to improve knowledge of stream systems and
watershed hydrology, develop operational tools and
technology, provide training and technical support, and
identify research needs for the purpose of coordinating
development of needed technology to secure favorable
conditions of water flows. The Stream Systems Technology
Center is part of the Washington Office Watershed,
Fisheries, and Wildlife Staff.
Case Studies and Contacts
Information on previous case studies and uses of GRAIP, including contacts for specific cases as well as contact for assistance using GRAIP.
GRAIP Case Studies