The following section summarizes the recommended best management
practices for maintaining roads. As these
are only brief summaries, you should also check out more detailed
information in the Karst
Management Handbook for British Columbia.
Best management practices for all vulnerability
The following best management practices are recommended:
- Maintain silt/sediment
traps and drains to function properly, and dispose
of accumulated debris away from karst features and watercourses
leading to features.
- Minimize accumulations of graded materials along roadsides
where sediment could enter features or watercourses leading to
- Avoid the use of chemical dust suppressants, de-icing agents
- Locate storage areas for fuel and other hazardous materials
off karst terrain or at least on low vulnerability karst areas
(except for daily fuel requirements).
- Avoid fueling or servicing machinery near surface karst features
and cave entrances.
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