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Richard Creed instructed a two-day class on road maintenance practices pertinent to working forests. Properly constructed roads will minimize erosion, protect trees during harvesting, and allow access for stand management during the life of the forest.

 The first day covered 

  • Costs and benefits of maintenance programs  
  • Road designs for rolling and continuous grades, horizontal alignment, and clay or granular soil types  
  • Drainage-in sloping, out sloping, crowning, water bars, open tops, culverts, ditches, and bridges  
  • Practices for traffic and non-traffic generated maintenance temporary and permanent road closures

The second day was spent in field applications.


Richard Creed
Consulting Civil Engineer
5874 Lakeshore Drive
Sagle, ID 83860
telephone 208-265-4739

Course materials

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality in Hawaii
State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Division of Forestry and Wildlife
1151 Punchbowl Street #325
Honolulu, HI 96813
phone: 808-586-0166

Road Maintenance Training Short Course

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