Soil Health for Construction and Revegetation Projects – Sponsored by Profile Products

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Erosion & Sediment Control
Audience Level: Intermediate
Price: Free for IECA Members | $15 non-members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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Healthy soil is a key component of long term erosion control and sustainable vegetation. One of the biggest ongoing challenges facing the erosion control and revegetation industries is the lack of healthy soil as a starting point on a project, as nearly all project sites are stripped down to nutritionally deficient subsoil layers incapable of supporting vegetation. This presentation will provide full details on what constitutes healthy soil in addition to providing comprehensive information about BST’s. Further and more importantly, this presentation will determine if BST are actually impacting soil health. In particular, multiple project sites that have been evaluated for various soil health parameters prior to and after BST application will be presented to determine soil health impacts.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about Soil Health
  2. Learn about methods for measuring Soil Health in the Field
  3. Learn how Biotic Soil Technologies (BST) are Impacting Soil Health

Presented by Dr. Michael D. Robeson, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI

Dr. Michael D. Robeson, is the Research & Development Manager for Profile Products, LLC, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA. He has 20 years of experience in hydraulics, erosion/sediment control and storm water management. He is currently overseeing the research and development of Profile’s comprehensive line of erosion control, sediment control, turf reinforcement and stormwater treatment devices. Robeson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Hydraulics from Colorado State University. He has been an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) since 1998. He is actively involved in ASTM International committees on Erosion and Sediment Control as well as Geosynthetics. Robeson has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers and technical reports.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA