AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management

AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management

AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management

AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management 1st Edition, The roadside vegetation manager today is faced with dwindling resources, increasing environmental and legal constraints, and increasing public pressure to provide safe and aesthetically pleasing roadsides.

AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management, Throughout the United States, and the world, roadside vegetation managers face similar challenges and opportunities. These guidelines draw on the long-term experience and expertise of these vegetation managers to provide the basic knowledge required to establish a roadside vegetation management program.

This AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management document is offered in a stand-alone print or PDF format. The PDF version can be ordered with online supplemental Appendices materials that include a state DOT survey that provides valuable summary responses from 30 states on vegetation issues; a detailed list of 40 common invasive weeds and how to treat them; and a detailed list of defined technical terms. See related items for the various online ordering options.

Table of Content AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management
1.0 INTRODUCTION
2.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
3.0 SCOPE AND ORGANIZATION OF GUIDELINES
4.0 OBJECTIVES OF ROADSIDE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT
5.0 DETERMINING PROGRAM GOALS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES
6.0 PUBLIC AND LEGAL ISSUES
7.0 INCORPORATING VEGETATION MANAGEMENT AS A PART OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, DELIVERY AND CONSTRUCTION
8.0 ROADSIDE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT ZONES
9.0 ESTABLISHING VEGETATION
10.0 BASIC PLANT BIOLOGY
11.0 MECHANICAL CONTROL
12.0 PERMANENT VEGETATION CONTROL (BARRIERS)
13.0 CHEMICAL CONTROL
14.0 TARGET SPECIES
15.0 CULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
16.0 ROADSIDE VEGETATION ASSET INVENTORY AND CONDITION
17.0 PROGRAM BUDGETING AND COSTS
18.0 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
19.0 CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENTS
20.0 SURVEY
21.0 IRVM DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM

AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management
The roadside clearly has many different functions and these functions are not always compatible. For example, road safety and fire hazard management might require the removal of some vegetation, whereas environmental and land scape objectives may be to retain roadside vegetation.

To address these conflicts, an appropriate management framework needs to be established. Roadside management practices reflect the legislative obligations, economic pressures, and community values at the time. In the past, less consideration was given to the environmental value of roadside vegetation. Nowadays, roadside vegetation is recognized as an important asset and its management should reflect federal and state government policies including those for biodiversity. Likewise, the aesthetics of the roadside are very important and urban and environmental design is a key factor in new road construction projects. The public expects roadsides to be managed in a safe and environmentally friendly way

AASHTO Guidelines for Vegetation Management
Item Code : AASHTO GVM-1
ISBN Number : 1-56051-500-5
Item Pages : 164 Pages
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