An “Assessment” refers to the process of driving unpaved roads in the field to determine which sections are causing stream impacts. Over 6,000 miles of roads have been identified statewide as impacting streams. Conservation Districts are free to update or add to their assessment at any time using the online GIS system. A recorded assessment training has been created to assist Conservation Districts wishing to start conducting assessments in their county. The recorded assessment training (link in left margin) is approximately 90 minutes in length, divided into several chapters, and conducts “virtual assessments” on 5 separate roads including updating the sites in the GIS. If additional guidance is needed after viewing the online webinar training, please contact the Center.
- Assessment Q&A (152 KB): Answers to common questions about the assessment
- Assessment Evaluations (19.1 KB): paper “dirty dozen” forms to take into the field
- Dirty Dozen Quick Guide (21.8 KB): Brief description of “dirty dozen” ranking criteria
- Picture Guide (7.97 MB): Full description and pictures for “dirty dozen” ranking criteria