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Keyword: road inventory

Tools to model road impacts

Documents and Media Posted on: January 23, 2015
The Rocky Mountain Research Station has a long history of developing tools that meet the needs of National Forest Systems for managing the environmental impacts of road systems on watersheds. Existing tools have been optimized to answer particular management questions at specific spatial scales. Key Points:Document Type: Briefing Papers

Road decommissioning: picking the right road

Documents and Media Posted on: January 23, 2015
There are many miles of roads in our National Forests, many of them old and untended. Many examples exist where abandoned older roads fail and divert water from streams over hillsides, destroying downstream infrastructure and fish habitat. When resources are limited, and when visitors to the National Forests value road access, being choosy about where to do work and what kind of work to do is important.Document Type: Briefing Papers

Geomorphic road analysis and inventory package (GRAIP)

Documents and Media Posted on: January 23, 2015
Forest roads are a principle source of anthropogenic fine sediment entering streams on Forest Service lands. Efficiently locating, quantifying, and prioritizing reduction activities for these sediment sources is a major concern for managers.   GRAIP Identifies: 1) sediment delivery from roads to streams;Document Type: Briefing Papers

The Geomorphic Road Analysis and Inventory Package (GRAIP) Volume 2: Office Procedures

Publications Posted on: May 16, 2012
An important first step in managing forest roads for improved water quality and aquatic habitat is the performance of an inventory. The Geomorphic Roads Analysis and Inventory Package (GRAIP) was developed as a tool for making a comprehensive inventory and analysis of the effects of forest roads on watersheds. This manual describes the data analysis and process of a GRAIP road inventory study using GRAIP v.

The Geomorphic Road Analysis and Inventory Package (GRAIP) Volume 1: Data Collection Method

Publications Posted on: May 16, 2012
An important first step in managing forest roads for improved water quality and aquatic habitat is the performance of an inventory. The Geomorphic Roads Analysis and Inventory Package (GRAIP) was developed as a tool for making a comprehensive inventory and analysis of the effects of forest roads on watersheds. This manual describes the data collection and process of a GRAIP road inventory study using GRAIP v.

A tool to analyze environmental impacts of roads on forest watersheds

Publications Posted on: September 14, 2009
The construction and use of forest roads can have impacts on geomorphic processes and erosion patterns in forested basins. Analyzing these impacts will help forest managers to effectively manage road and road drainage system and hence minimize the negative impacts of forest roads. To manage forest roads effectively the USDA Forest Service (USFS) has developed a road inventory from Global Positioning System (GPS) road surveys.