Temporary Roads

Temporary roads are installed for a single job, and are meant to be closed out after the job is complete.  Roads that fall into this category include but are not limited to the following:

  • skid trails,
  • harvester paths, and
  • one time access roads that will be closed after the job is finished.

Often temporary roads are site prepared and planted. These types of roads are not intended for further use after the operation and will not be maintained. Because of this, extra care should be taken to ensure that all necessary BMPs are installed to prevent erosion from occurring after the job is completed.  Options to protect these roads include but are not limited to the following:

  • seeding,
  • constructing waterbars,
  • incorporating slash, and
  • planting trees, food plots or other ground cover.