Welcome to our blog!
The purpose of this site is to provide a platform for which we can provide updates regarding a two-year study to evaluate the effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) on reducing sediment and phosphorous runoff from gravel roads. The study is being conducted in towns located in the Mad River Valley of Vermont through the collaboration of the University of Vermont and the Vermont Better Backroads Program. Our work is supported by grants from the U.S. Geological Survey National Institutes of Water Resources (to the Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center) and the Ecosystem Restoration Program of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
Watch for new posts as the project enters its second field season and feel free to explore some of the more detailed information about the project on the pages above.