Presented by Craig Benson
Mr. Craig Benson is a long-time member of the IECA, a two-term past President of the Western Chapter, and is currently serving on the Region 1 IECA Board of Directors. Mr. Benson has 25 years of professional, scientific, and construction experience in a wide variety of watershed rehabilitation, ecological restoration, agro-ecological planning, forest improvement, erosion control, and stormwater management projects in the United States, West Africa, and South America. He has worked in the government, private consulting, and non-profit sectors and has assisted international, federal, and state agencies, as well as municipalities, Tribal entities, and private clients through all phases of project funding acquisition, planning, implementation, public outreach, and monitoring.
Over the last 15 years, Craig has focused increasingly on stormwater management at multiple scales and levels of complexity, including basin-scale Non-point Source Pollution, watershed-scale TMDL implementation planning, reach-scale NPDES permit compliance, municipal Phase II MS4 stormwater management plans (SWMPs), and project-scale stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs). Mr. Benson is currently leading several watershed management and coordination teams focused on TMDL compliance in the Mad River and Elk River watersheds in Northern California.