UPCOMING WEBINAR AND FIELD DAY

Farm roads and tracks that withstand erosion
– it’s all in the design!

Join us for a webinar and field day about road and track design,
and learn how you can make a difference to erosion, water quality,
and time and money spent on maintenance.

UPCOMING WEBINAR AND FIELD DAY

Farm roads and tracks that withstand erosion – it’s all in the design!

Join us for a webinar and field day about road and track design, and learn how you can make a difference to erosion, water quality, and time and money spent on maintenance.

Guest Speakers

Peter Fogarty
NSW Soil Knowledge Network and Certified Professional Soil Scientist

Ashley Bolton
Operations Manager- Monaro
NSW Soil Conservation Service

Unsealed roads and tracks are essential to get around on your property, yet a track that is continually washing out costs time and money to fix, not to mention the wear and tear on vehicles. Roads and tracks are also a source of sediment pollution into our creeks and waterways, and can greatly affect their health.

Knowing about good road and track design can, therefore, make a big difference to erosion, water quality and the amount of time and money spent on maintenance.

Severe road erosion.
Photo credit: Ashley Bolton

Fix for a badly eroded road.
Photo credit: Ashley Bolton

The principles of good road and track design will be discussed at a free lunchtime webinar on the 27th November, followed by a morning field trip on Friday the 4th December. The field trip will be held in the southern ACT region (location provided upon registration).

Please register for one or both events separately below.

Farm Roads and Tracks Webinar

When: 27th November, 11.00am-12.00pm

The webinar will feature Peter Fogarty, a certified Professional Soil Scientist and Ashley Bolton from the Soil Conservation Service. Peter and Ashley work closely together and bring a wealth of expertise and practical experience to the topic of road and track design. To register for the webinar please click the button below. We recommend that even if you cannot make the webinar you register, as we will send a link to the recorded presentation so that you can watch it in your own time.

Register Here

Farm Roads and Tracks Field Day

When: 4th December, 10.00am-12.30pm

Peter Fogarty and Ashley Bolton will also present the field trip as a follow-on from the webinar. This field trip will be useful for landholders, catchment managers and earthworks contractors alike. It is timely to look at our roads and tracks, as after this year’s fires and floods, they may need a little extra ‘tender loving care’. Even if you are a land manager that does not own any earthmoving machinery yourself, knowing how to design a well- built road will enable you to better work with your contractors to build the most stable road possible. Upon registration we will send you the location for the workshop. We will be ensuring that the field day is run with Covid-19 precautions to keep everyone safe.

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For more information

Any queries about either event please get in touch with Antia Brademann on 0429 778 633 or email upperbidgeereach@gmail.com

This event is supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.