Vegetation …. The Permanent Erosion Control Solution

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Erosion & Sediment Control
Audience Level: Suitable for a Broad Audience
Price: $50 IECA Member | $65 non-member
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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This course will focus on the use of native plant materials as the primary and long term solution to limiting excessive erosion on large and small scale projects. Participants will be made aware of seed collection techniques and why select seed species may not be available from year-to-year. Participants will learn the major components of effective vegetation planting plan and how to compliment short term erosion control products to fulfill long term vegetation strategies. The Webinar will tie in available planting methods, conservation practices and erosion control materials into successful rehabilitation/restoration outcomes. Multiple case histories will be presented showing the effectiveness of plant materials to minimize the impacts of excessive erosion following disturbances.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Understand and describe the challenges of seed collection and availability.
  2.  Ability to develop an effective planting plan.
  3.  Describe how to combine common sense conservation practices, short term erosion products and vegetation (seed) into successful reclamation outcomes.

Presented by William Agnew, CPESC, M.S.

William Agnew is the owner of Agnew Environmental Consulting and innovative consulting firm catering to the needs of the seed and erosion control manufacturing industry. William has a BS in Wildlife Biology and MS in Range Management both from Colorado State University. William is a CPESC and is responsible for/contributed to over 25 publication.

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