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Maintenance Training Series: Roadside Vegetation Management - WEB-BASED

PROGRAM AREA: Construction and Maintenance
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-134109G
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Price
2014
1 Hours
0 Units
$0 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Vegetation management is much more than routine mowing of grass and trimming of bushes and trees. The Roadside Vegetation Management course explains the need for and purpose of good vegetation management. The course also underscores why vegetation management is a critical part of a roadway maintenance program.

Participants learn about equipment and herbicides used for vegetation management, including an overview of mechanical vegetation control and the environmental controls and precautions needed when using herbicides as part of a noxious weed control program.

This training was developed as part of the Maintenance Training Series. To access all the courses in the series, enroll in the 134109 course.

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe why vegetation control is important to roadway safety and performance
  • Identify the types of equipment used for mechanical vegetation control
  • Identify types of herbicide vegetation management methods, their use, environmental control, and precautions
  • Describe the requirements of a noxious weed control program

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This course is designed for State, regional, and county personnel who manage operations programs and deal with oversight and quality assurance across broad geographic areas. This target audience also is involved with handling materials, scheduling, budgeting, and planning.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


 

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