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Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas

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Monlux, Steve; Vachowski, Brian. 2000. Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas 2000 Edition. 0023 2838. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

Geosynthetics are synthetic materials that are used with soil or rock in many types of construction. They perform three major functions: separation, reinforcement, and drainage. This report describes several types of geosynthetics; explains basic geosynthetic design and utilization concepts for trail construction in wet areas; and privies geosynthetic product information. Detailed product specifications and procurement sources are listed.

Keywords: Geocells, geogrids, geonets, geosynthetics, geotextiles, sheet drains, trail construction, trail turnpikes

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