Designing, Developing, and Implementing a Living Snow Fence Program for New York State

<h5>This project is designed to further our understanding of the design and installation of living snow fences in NY and the region and transfer this knowledge to practitioners. A review of the literature on living snow fences and lessons learned from living snow fence programs in other states will be conducted and used to develop guidelines for design, installation, and maintenance of living snow fences. These guidelines will be used to prepare training documents and presentations, which will be presented to NYSDOT staff through a series of eight interactive and hands-on workshops, the last two of which will be run by NYSDOT staff. Protocols will be developed, based on review of the literature and field experience, for site assessment prior to design and installation. A second set of protocols will be developed for field assessment of operationally-mature living snow fences. A network of living snow fences installed in the past few years in NY will be use to evaluate protocols. Data collected on established and prospective sites will also be used to develop a cost-benefit model for living snow fences in NY. Throughout the duration of the project, these protocols, as well as training materials will be tested, updated, and revised using an adaptive management approach to further our understanding of how these systems work and how best to transfer this knowledge to practitioners.</h5>


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $436624.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    RF 55505-06-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Project Managers:

    Mooney, Deborah

  • Performing Organizations:

    State University of New York, Syracuse

    Environmental Science and Forestry, 1 Forestry Drive
    Syracuse, NY  United States  13210
  • Principal Investigators:

    Volk, Timothy

  • Start Date: 20080801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17785

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01553103
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: RF 55505-06-01
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2015 1:01AM