Proactive Management of Landslide- and Rockfall-Prone Slopes: A New Program for Federal Land Management Agencies

by Douglas A. Anderson, Engineering Geologist; Western Federal Lands Highway Division, Federal Highway Administration, Vancouver, WA, douglas.a.anderson@dot.gov,
Darren L. Beckstrand, Senior Geologist; Landslide Technology, Portland, OR, darrenb@landslidetechnology.com,
Eric Bilderback, Ph.D., Geomorphologist, Lead; Geologic Hazards and Disturbed Lands Program, Geologic Resource Division, National Park Service, Lakewood, CO, eric_bilderback@nps.gov,
Eli Cuelho, P.E., Senior Engineer; Texas Research International (TRI), ecuelho@tri-env.com,
Evan Garich, P.E., (M.ASCE), Geotechnical Engineer; Western Federal Lands Highway Division, Federal Highway Administration, Vancouver, WA, evan.garich@dot.gov,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2018, Vol. 22, Issue 3, Pg. 50-54,56-57


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Most people realize that the nation's transportation infrastructure is aging faster than federal, state, and local governments can manage with traditional methods. In fact, a national and international trend is occurring where stakeholders are moving toward better management of transportation assets through the concepts of asset management. Asset management focuses on the long-term performance of assets at the lowest, long-term costs. Key components of asset management include maintaining assets in a state of good repair, meeting performance requirements in a cost-effective manner, consideraring life-cycle costs, and maintaining a functioning network.

Subject Headings: Assets | Resource management | Management methods | Federal government | Landslides | Slopes | Land use | Infrastructure

 

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