Cost Benefit Tool
This online tool allows transportation agencies to estimate the return on investment of implementing blowing snow control practices such as living snow fences or standing corn rows on private lands.
Please note: The Blowing Snow Control Cost Benefit Tool is intended only as a tool for professionals. It does not replace judgment or experience. Each user must determine for themselves the appropriateness of the tool and its outcome. Snow Control Tool Partners do not guarantee any particular outcome from using the tool. By using the tool, you waive any claim against Snow Control Tool Partners for any and all loss, cost, property damage and personal injury.
This tool was created by partnering staff at the Minnesota Department of Transportation with the University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Transportation Studies, and Center for Integrated Natural Resources & Agricultural Management.
Introduction to using the Snow Control Cost-Benefit Tool
This 30-minute webinar recording from provides an introduction to using the Snow Control Cost-Benefit Tool.
Presenters: Gary Wyatt, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota; Daniel Gullickson, Natural Resource Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Transportation; David Smith, Research Assistant, University of Minnesota
Date: January 28, 2015
Interpreting the results of the Snow Control Cost-Benefit Tool
The first 20 minutes of this webinar focuses on how to interpret the results of the cost-benefit tool.
Presenters: David Smith, Research Assistant, University of Minnesota; Daniel Gullickson, Natural Resource Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Date: June 17, 2015