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Erosion and Sediment Control

The educational cornerstone of IECA has long been erosion and sediment control. This wide-ranging track encompasses many of the long-standing technology sections that have been a part of the association's educational offerings. Topics in this track include erosion and sediment control BMPs, SWPPP management, vegetative establishment, wind erosion, slope technology, inspecting, monitoring and maintenance and professional certifications. This track also includes construction stormwater-related business and legal issues.

Area of Focus

Construction Inspection, Monitoring & Maintenance

  • Certification Courses (CPESC, CEESWI, CISEC, State/DOT/Local Programs)
  • ELG's
  • Monitoring and Reporting

Erosion & Sediment Control BMP's

  • Erosion Controls
  • Velocity Controls
  • Vegetative Establishment for Construction Sites (Temporary, Permanent, Emergency, Stabilization Techniques, Vegetation Preservation)
  • Sediment Controls (Sediment Trap Design, Perimeter Controls)
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Selection & Maintenance

SWPPP Management

  • Sequential Grading Plans
  • SWPPP Preparation
  • Hydraulics & Hydrology
  • RUSLE2
  • Historic Preservation

Research and Development 

Business and Legal Issues

Slope Technology

  • Mechanically Stabilized Embankments
  • Cellular Confinement Systems
  • Rolled Erosion Control Products
  • Retaining/Gravity Walls
  • Benching
  • Serrated Cut Slopes
  • Soil Bioengineering
  • Incremental Vegetation (Temporary or Permanent)
  • Monitoring & Maintenance
  • Gabions

Vegetative Establishment

  • Selection & Criteria for Grass & Seed Woody Mixes
  • Mulches
  • Tackifiers
  • Live Plants & Nursery Stock
  • Fertilizers
  • Soil Amendments
  • Application Techniques

Wind Erosion

  • Dust Suppression
  • Wind Erosion Control Methods
  • Construction/Demolition Controls

Erosion and Sediment Control Track Committee Members

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