Unstable Slope Management Program Training

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Learn how to rate unstable soil slopes and rockfalls and assess their condition.

The Western Federal Lands Highway Division of the FHWA has been developing an Unstable Slope Management Program (USMP) with a practitioner-based development team and strong Federal Land Management Agency stakeholder input. These FLMA agencies, such as the Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Army Corp of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish and Wildlife now have an asset management system tool for managing their unstable slopes.  The USMP includes a comprehensive system for inventorying, assessing and mapping unstable soil and rock slopes, guidance on developing Performance Measures, and decision support tools to help prioritize benefit/costs.

The intended audience for this training is Federal Land Management Agency personnel, consultants that work for federal land management agencies, and county, local municipalities, and possibly Metro Parks and Recreation owners and consultants to these owners.

To help introduce and train personnel on implementing the USMP system, the project team is holding a series of free training courses:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park – April 25-26
  • Denver, CO – June 6-7
  • Vancouver, WA – June 20-21

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