Soil Health and Erosion Control

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Erosion & Sediment Control
Audience Level: All
Price: $50 Members/ $65 Non-Members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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Today, more than ever, we understand the importance of soil health. Soil health is quickly becoming a topic of international concern. Internationally, lack of soil health negatively effects the quality of life in many countries due to reduced food production, decreased water quality, and increased soil erosion issues. The effects of poor soil health can be lessened or eliminated through education, awareness, and ultimately the adoption of Soil Health Best Management Practices (BMP). In this webinar, Rhett K. Kerby, M.S. will offer real world examples of soil health identifiers and discuss how Soil Health BMPs can be implemented to improve soil health and reduce erosion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Creating awareness regarding the negative effects of poor soil health in regards to vegetative growth and erosion control
  2. Identify and understand physical and chemical properties of soil
  3. Evaluate the health of soil

Presented by Rhett K. Kerby, M.S. 

Rhett provides reclamation/native seed consultation regarding seed bed preparation, seed application methods, seeding rates, species selection, weed control methods (chemical and mechanical), soil health, and erosion control to numerous industries. Consultation clients include: Professional Engineers, CPESCs, SWPPP administrators, Environmental Consulting Firms, Landscape Architects, District Conservationists and Rangeland Management Specialists, Oil and Gas contractors, Mining contractors, DOT Vegetation specialists, Hydromulch contractors, Wildlife Biologists, and State/County/City government officials.

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