2009 Roads Maintenance & Erosion Control Field School
Salmonid Restoration Federation, the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Pacific Watershed Associates offered a field school to learn techniques to address culvert and road drainage practices as well as erosion control techniques. This field school was held at Oz Farm on the Garcia River.
The curriculum included conducting road sediment assessments (problem identification and prescription development); implementing fish-friendly road upgrading practices (stream crossing upgrades and improved road drainage practices to protect water quality); proper road decommissioning practices; road inspection, and maintenance practices; erosion control and erosion prevention practices, and spoils management. Throughout the course we will emphasize the concepts of making our road systems as “hydrologically invisible” and as resilient to storm events as possible. We will also focus on educating participants about how best to address the root causes of observed erosion problems, through both maintenance and repair practices at each potential work site