Resource Library

Rural Road Management

Managing Unpaved Roads

Wallet and Watershed-Friendly Roads

The influences that roads can have on water quality; road surface terminology; how to prioritize treatments; typical drawings for road treatments; and common characteristics for storm-proofed (wallet- and watershed-friendly) roads are covered. Download the report. (PDF - 5.5MB)

Handbook for Forest and Ranch Roads

This handbook is a trusted, go-to guide for managing unpaved roads. Download the handbook. (PDF -10.5MB)

Geology Resources

Typical Drawings for Stream Crossings

Typical Drawings for Road Surfaces

Typical Drawings for Fill Slopes

Typical Drawings for Decommissioning Roads

Additional Resources

Road-related sediment source video: 5Counties website (Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity) Roads Manual: Fish Net 4C (Counties of Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey) California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual Ch IX & X (CA Department of Fish & Wildlife: Chapter lX discusses stream crossings for fish passage) Characteristics of Storm-Proofed Roads – Check list
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