Course Goal

Road building is a necessary but often expensive aspect of resource development, both for forest harvesting operations and for the energy industry. In this course we discuss the materials, equipment and skills needed for a technique that can reduce the cost of road building. The goal is to have a reliable, cost-effective construction technique that gets the job done in an environmentally good way. Material presented here will describe the concepts, the best practices during stream crossing construction and a few examples of applications of Geotextile Reinforced Soil construction. The course will provide enough background for the participant to adapt the technique to new situations.

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this Geotextile Reinforced Soil for Woodland Roads course, the participant w

ill be able to:

  • Recognize the advantages of using GRS, both economic and environmental
  • Recognize situations that can be solved by using Geotextile Reinforced Soil
  • Define the steps involved in replacing a failed culvert with an open-bottomed arch supported with GRS
  • Employ safe and effective practices during summer stream crossing construction and reclamation


      • Course delivery is available in a classroom setting¬†(at your location). To arrange a classroom delivery send your request to¬†wolfinfo@northernlakescollege

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