Best Practices Handbook on Roadside Vegetation Management

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  09/15/2000


Maintaining roadsides for safety and aesthetics is an important issue for all levels of government throughout Minnesota. Vegetation is one important element of roadside maintenance. A healthy roadside environment reduces maintenance needs and costs, preserves the roadside surface, provides safety for vehicles and travelers, limits liability for the governing agency, maintains good public relations, and improves the overall driving experience. This handbook was written to provide guidelines for effective management of roadside vegetation for local agencies, and highlights seven best management practices (BMPs) that were identified through research, surveys, and discussion with industry experts.

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