BAKER CITY - Private landowners can learn more about practical methods to locate, design and construct private roads that will ensure access for management activities and reduce economic and environmental costs through a one-day workshop scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Oregon State University Baker County Extension Service, 2610 Grove Street, Baker City.
OSU forest engineer Brian Kramer and OSU Baker/Grant County Extension forester Bob Parker will present the class. Kramer spent many years in Eastern Oregon designing and building forest roads and is well versed in the difficulties faced by landowners in the region.
Parker invites woodland owners, farmers, ranchers and others interested in designing, building and maintaining low-impact, economical access roads to attend this workshop. Topics include: road location, drain dips and water bars, culvert selection and placement, outsloped and insloped roads, surfacing, soil stabilization and traffic control.
Pre-registration is requested. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call Parker at 523-6418 or 575-1911.