Gravel Road

Advisory Workgroups

The Program and Center jointly maintain several advisory groups to help steer various aspects of the Dirt and Gravel Road Program. The groups are made up of a mixture of staff from Conservation Districts, Program, Center, DEP, and others. The groups are advisory only, and any recommended actions affecting the Program must be acted upon by the State Conservation Commission.

Education and Outreach

Deals with various aspects of review and planning for the 2-day Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance training course, and the Annual Maintenance Workshop. This group also looks at issues such as technical assistance and the Programs GIS software.

Low Volume Roads

A brand new advisory group, created in 2014, to address issues brought about by the addition of "low volume (paved) roads" to the Program’s mission by HB 1060 in November of 2013.

Policy and Planning

Deals with Program and Policy related issues such as the allocation process, QAQC effort, and Program documents and policies.

Product and Process

The Product and Process workgroup meets on an as-needed basis to address issues relating to practices and products used on sites within the Dirt and Gravel Road Program. This group typically handles issue such as Driving Surface Aggregate and approval of products such as dust suppressants.