ESM Boot Camp

This three day training event is held largely in the field to provide basic knowledge in Environmentally Sensitive Road Maintenance.  Activities include project plan development, stream crossing discussions, basics of surveying and construction, and a complete installation of a shallow crosspipe.  This training is intended to “jump start” technicians who are new to the Program and to development and oversight of field projects.

Who Should Attend

Designed for Conservation Districts staff administering the field portion of the DGLVR Program.  Preference given to relatively new hires (<2 years), but others are welcome if there is enough space.  Strict limit of 20 per session to insure adequate discussion.  CD employees only at this time due to size limitations.

When and Where

  • August 27-29
  • ​Hilton Garden Inn State College
    1221 E. College Ave
    State College PA 16801

    (814) 238-3001
  • Room Block:  **Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations**
    • Room Rate: $101.00
    • Please call 814-272-1221 and ask for Group Code 'CDG' to receive this rate
    • Cut-off Date is July 29, 2019



  • Day 1, Tues. August 27th
    • 10am-noon: Class: Class sessions on municipal basics, project basics, stationing, etc.
    • Noon - 1pm: Lunch at facility
    • 1pm-5pm: Field Session: diagnostic focus
  • Day 2, Wed. August 28th
    • 7am: breakfast at the Hilton Restaurant Buffet - You will need a voucher, please see  DGRoads Staff
    • 8am-10am: Class: diagostic work time, overview of pipe installation
    • 10am-5pm: Field: pipe installation focus, Lunch in the Field
  • Day 3, Thur. August 29th
    • 7am: breakfast at the Hilton Restaurant Buffet - You will need a voucher, please see DGRoads Staff
    • 8am-3pm: Field: DSA placement, stream crossings, and loose ends from previous day, Lunch in the Field

Safety Equipment Required: Hard Hat, steel toed boots, work gloves, safety vests (we will have some), eye protection and work attire for all types of weather.

Travel will be provided to and from the sites in 15 passenger vans. Please let us know if you require assistance on-site.


These classes are free to Conservation Districts staff, although registration is required to make sure we have adequate space and lunches. If you have any questions please call Kathy Moir at 814-865-5355 for registration assistance.

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