Road and Trail Planning, Analysis and Treatment

Pacific Watershed Associates (PWA) was the first private company in Northern California to specifically focus on road and trail system planning with an emphasis on protecting water quality.  Our reports, publications and design criteria for managing roads and trails are incorporated into many assessment and implementation manuals and handbooks.  Under contract with Federal and State agencies, PWA has developed technical guidelines for sound upland and road restoration assessment and implementation techniques that have become the regulatory standards for the protection of water quality and aquatic habitat.

Our services are wide ranging, adaptable to specific client needs, and include:

  • Forest, Ranch and Rural Road Planning, Inventory, and Analysis
  • Road Erosion Inventories, Erosion Prevention Planning and Erosion Control
  • Road Upgrading and Storm-Proofing
  • Road Decommissioning
  • Road Removal and Obliteration
  • Road Maintenance
  • Trail Planning and Layout
  • Trail Erosion Inventories and Erosion Prevention Planning
  • Water Quality Assessments for Roads and Trails
  • Cost Analyses for Road and Trail Upgrading and Decommissioning

Featured Projects

Headwaters Forest Road to Trail Conversion

Humboldt County, California

Lacks Creek Road to Trail Conversion

Humboldt County, California
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