Hot off the press! Updated Handbook for Forest, Ranch and Rural Roads

Hot off the press! Updated Handbook for Forest, Ranch and Rural Roads

PWA in partnership with the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District, is pleased to announce the long-awaited publication of our revised Handbook for Forest, Ranch, and Rural Roads: A Guide for Planning, Designing, Constructing, Reconstructing, Upgrading, Maintaining and Closing Wildland Roads.

Funding for this project came from the California State Water Resources Control Board and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention. The purpose of this extensive handbook is to inform forestland, rural and ranch landowners who are concerned about natural resources, on how to construct efficient, low cost and low maintenance roads designed to have a low impact on water quality and aquatic habitat.

"Forest, ranch and rural lands everywhere provide beauty, clean water, abundant wildlife, fish habitat, recreation, timber, livestock and jobs. They are great places to live and work. This practical handbook is dedicated to the wise stewardship of these resources." -Handbook for Forest, Rural and Ranch Roads, 2014.

Click Here to access the file directly or feel free to download it from our Publications page. If you are interested in ordering a hardcopy, contact PWA directly, either by phone (707-839-5130) or e-mail ( We are offering the handbook at an introductory rate of $35 per copy.

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