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  • Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/19/2021 at 3:00 PM (MDT)

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining where we will explore some of the environmental challenges of mining. This three-part series will examine how we can invest in environmental management in mining. The series will close with a panel discussion between industry leaders. This series will feature three webinars and a panel discussion.

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    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining where we will explore some of the environmental challenges of mining. This three-part series will examine how we can invest in environmental management in mining. The series will close with a panel discussion between industry leaders.   This series will feature three webinars and a panel discussion.

    Learn from industry leaders as they tackle mining, while working to provide clean water, healthy soil, and care for the environment. Attendees can expect to learn:

    • 1) Different approaches to water management.
    • 2) Examples of soil protection.
    • 3) How to improve community relationships and investment in the environment during mining activity.
    • 4) The concepts behind successful mine reclamation.

    Webinar Series Agenda

    Monday, April 19th | 3:00 - 4:00PM Mountain Time
    Leave it Looking Better Than How You Found it!
    Blaine Serrin, Kyle Fend and Sam Field - Stibnite Gold Project

    How Midas Gold has conducted a decade of mineral exploration and scientific studies in the most environmentally friendly way possible while navigating an historically-mined site laden with legacy mining issues.


    Tuesday, April 20th | 3:00 - 4:00PM Mountain Time
    Pre-Mine Analysis and Soil Reconstruction Protocols to Optimize Reclamation Success
    W. Lee Daniels - Thomas B. Hutcheson Professor of Environmental Soil Science, Virginia Tech

    Stabilization and revegetation of mining sites is frequently limited by adverse mine soil chemical and physical properties.  This seminar will cover essential pre-mining analyses, active mine operating procedures, and soil landform reconstruction protocols that are essential to ensure revegetation success and protect local water quality. Examples will include Appalachian coal mines returned to hayland/pasture and native forests, revegetation of highly acidic coal processing wastes, and return of Coastal Plain mineral sands (Ti and Zr) mines to productive row cropping systems.


    Wednesday, April 21st | 3:00 - 4:30PM Mountain Time
    Techniques for Interim Stabilization of Mine Spoils until Permanent Revegetation can be Achieved
    Michael Frankcombe - National Technical Leader Land, Water and Rehabilitation

    The design of mining waste landforms rarely considers erosional stability landforms in the interim period landform shaping top soiling and final revegetation. The lack of suitable erosion protection during this time can result in the loss of valuable topsoil, expensive rework and offsite pollution. This presentation discusses a range of temporary and permanent stabilization techniques used in Australia to mitigate this risk.

    Wasteland to Wetland: The Urunga Antimony Processing Plant Remediation
    Clayton Colmer - New South Wales' Soil Conservation Service

    In the early 1970’s, a mining company established a processing facility on the foreshore of a freshwater wetland near the coastal village of Urunga, NSW. The facility known and the Antimony Processing Plant, crushed and leached antimony and gold from stibnite ore sourced from Wild Cattle Creek 2 hours truck haul away. The tailings were deposited in the wetland with little scrutiny which was common during this period of mining history. Over the next 40 years, the tailings leached antimony, arsenic, mercury, lead and processing agents like cyanide and cresylic acid into the paperbark forested wetland resulting in a 4 ha impacted area of dead trees and contaminated sediments. Leached contaminants and sediments also made their way through the wetland into the Urunga Lagoon estuary and Kalang River, a popular spot for fishing and swimming for tourists and children. The NSW government eventually applied a remediation order to the site and the $10M clean-up process began in 2015, taking 2 years to complete. The project was highly challenging and extremely constrained environmentally, and hence required much innovation and technology to achieve the successful long term containment of 36,400 tonnes of contaminated material without adverse impact to the environment and the community. The site has been returned to the public as a parkland with an iconic elevated boardwalk spanning the wetland and the reestablishment of several endangered ecological communities. It won the construction industries prestigious ‘Earth Award’ in 2017 at the state level.

    A Blueprint of Rehabilitating Success
    Rob Loch, BAgrSc, BA, PhD, CPSS - Principal Consultant, Landloch Pty Ltd

    Rob Loch has been involved in mine rehabilitation assessment and design both across Australia and internationally since the late 1980’s. His presentation will focus on the key principles for design of successful rehabilitation across a wide range of material properties and environments, and will provide several case studies of the successful application of a soundly-based scientific approach to achieve practical and sustainable outcomes. A key message is that even when the same planning process is followed, the designs applied will (and should) vary widely.


    Thursday, April 22nd | 3:00 - 4:00PM Mountain Time
    Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining - Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Nicky Aruajo, IECA Board of Director - President

    Credit Information

    One (4.5) Professional Development Hour

    Cost

    Members | Free; Nonmembers | $50

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    Registration Information: 

    Register via credit card online by selecting register above and you will be instantly registered for the event. If you need a PO or to pay via check, please email IECA education at education@ieca.org to complete your registration process.

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

    This series is worth 4.5 Professional Development Hours. You will earn professional development for each presentation you complete. 

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  • IECA Great Lakes Virtual Connection: Coastal Erosion Management

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/07/2021 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    Join us for the IECA Great Lakes Virtual Connection: Coastal Erosion Management where we will explore the factors contributing to elevated water levels, the challenges they create, and mitigation techniques used to build resilience and address the issues. This three-part series will examine areas impacted by coastal erosion; from the water line to the bluffs above and finally long-term revegetation and maintenance.

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    Hosted by the IECA Great Lakes Chapter and IECA Region One

    Join us for the IECA Great Lakes Virtual Connection: Coastal Erosion Management where we will explore the factors contributing to elevated water levels, the challenges they create, and mitigation techniques used to build resilience and address the issues. This three-part series will examine areas impacted by coastal erosion; from the water line to the bluffs above and finally long-term revegetation and maintenance. This event offers three (3) recorded webinars with 3 hours of available Professional Development Hours and no cost to IECA members and $50 for nonmembers.

    Learn from industry leaders as they tackle the tough challenges of coastal erosion, while working to care for the environment. Attendees can expect to learn:

    1. Contributing factors leading to increased coastal erosion.
    2. Different approaches to manage and mitigate coastal erosion.
    3. Vegetations important role to long-term stabilization.

    Agenda:

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:00PM Central Time
    Adapting to a Changing Great Lakes Coast
    Adam Bechle - Coastal Engineering Specialist with Wisconsin Sea Grant

    Water levels in the Great Lakes have been above their long-term average levels for several years, reaching record levels in 2019 and 2020. These high water conditions, in combination with storm surge and waves from coastal storms, have eroded coastal bluffs, banks and beaches around the Great Lakes. In response to these dramatic changes, many property owners have begun armoring shorelines, sometimes with unsuitable materials and practices which may offer only limited protection to the shoreline while potentially causing harm to habitat and neighboring properties. Building resilience to Great Lakes coastal hazards requires consideration of the many different processes that can affect coastal hazards. A “top-down” approach to protecting coastal properties takes into account all of these processes from both the land and the water. Starting at the top of a bluff or bank, proper management of land use, water, and vegetation can help slow erosion of the coast and keep assets out of harm’s way. Working down the bluff, water and vegetation management are still important and stabilization of the slope may be necessary if bluff collapse is of concern. At the water line, well-engineered shore protection should be carefully considered due to cost and potential impacts to neighboring properties. This talk will discuss the current high water conditions on the Great Lakes, the impacts that high water levels have had on Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coasts and an overview of the mitigation strategies that are being taken to adapt to a changing coast.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:00PM Central Time
    Illinois Lake Michigan Regional General Permit
    Soren Hall - Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Effective October 1, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Chicago District) established the Lake Michigan Regional General Permit (LMRGP) for activities located within Lake Michigan in Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois. The LMRGP provides a simplified and expeditious means for review and authorization of shoreline protection measures such as revetments, breakwaters, and groins. During this period of high water levels currently being experienced on Lake Michigan, the ability to efficiently meet the urgent need for shoreline protection while maintaining protection of aquatic resources is especially important. This presentation will detail the regulatory framework for addressing these urgently needed projects.

    Shoreline Stabilization on Lake Michigan – From an Indiana Permitting Perspective
    Paul Leffler - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Placing fill below the Ordinary Highwater Mark (OHWM) in Lake Michigan to stabilize the shoreline requires permits from the Army Corps of Engineers. We will discuss how to identify the OHWM and when exactly permits are required. In addition we will talk about the process for obtaining a permit in Indiana and what may be required, including in “emergency situations”. Finally we will briefly touch on common issues we see when evaluating shoreline stabilization projects in Indiana.

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:00PM Central Time
    Native Vegetation Re-establishment on Lake Michigan Bluffs: Case Study: Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon
    Clayton Frazer - Senior Ecologist,  Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc.

    Water levels in the Great Lakes have been above their long-term average levels for several years, reaching record levels in 2019 and 2020. These high water conditions, in combination with storm surge and waves from coastal storms, have eroded coastal bluffs, banks and beaches around the Great Lakes. In response to these dramatic changes, many property owners have begun armoring shorelines, sometimes with unsuitable materials and practices which may offer only limited protection to the shoreline while potentially causing harm to habitat and neighboring properties. Building resilience to Great Lakes coastal hazards requires consideration of the many different processes that can affect coastal hazards. A “top-down” approach to protecting coastal properties takes into account all of these processes from both the land and the water. Starting at the top of a bluff or bank, proper management of land use, water, and vegetation can help slow erosion of the coast and keep assets out of harm’s way. Working down the bluff, water and vegetation management are still important and stabilization of the slope may be necessary if bluff collapse is of concern. At the water line, well-engineered shore protection should be carefully considered due to cost and potential impacts to neighboring properties. This talk will discuss the current high water conditions on the Great Lakes, the impacts that high water levels have had on Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coasts and an overview of the mitigation strategies that are being taken to adapt to a changing coast.


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    Adam Bechle

    Coastal Engineering Specialist

    Wisconsin Sea Grant

    Adam Bechle is a coastal engineering specialist with Wisconsin Sea Grant. Inthis role Adam helps Great Lakes communities build resilience to coastalhazards by communicating the latest hazard research and data, developingeducation and outreach products on best management practices, and providinglocal governments guidance to identify opportunities to better plan and preparefor coastal hazards. Adam holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineeringfrom the University of Wisconsin Madison.

    Soren Hall

    Senior Project Manager

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Soren is a Senior Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Soren was previously a Resource Analysis with the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District prior to coming to the Corps.  During his 12 years with the Corps, Soren has reviewed a wide range of projects throughout the Chicagoland area.  Over the last 6 years, one of Soren’s primary focuses has been on improving the permitting process for shoreline protection project along Lake Michigan.  

    Clayton Frazer

    Senior Ecologist

    Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc. (ERC)

    Clay received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology/Wildlife Ecology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996.  Following a two-year Peace Corps Volunteer post in West Africa working in the agro-forestry sector, he began his professional career as a Wildlife Technician for The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  This work led to a position with Pheasants Forever in Southeast Wisconsin as a Grassland Ecologist where he facilitated more than 6,000 acres of private land prairie and wetland restorations, including development and management of a statewide prescribed fire program.  In 2008, Clay entered the private consulting sector as a Restoration Ecologist and in 2012, Clay accepted a position as a Senior Ecologist with Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc. (ERC).  Since this time Clay has developed his skills in the areas of native plant ecology, invasive species management, stream restoration, wetland mitigation and delineation, urban stormwater management, erosion control, project planning/design and monitoring and reporting. Through the design and implementation of adaptive management approaches, Clay has accrued over 20 years of “hands-on” knowledge base in native plant community management and now leads  business and new market development at ERC.   

    Paul M. Leffler

    Team leader

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Paul is the Indiana Team leader for the Regulatory Branch within the Chicago District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Currently, Paul’s primary focus is improving the consistency and efficiency of the District’s permit review process under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act.  He has extensive experience in reviewing controversial permit applications and resolving difficult enforcement cases.  He also led efforts to develop and implement permitting programs in Indiana in addition to establishing procedures with both the Indiana and the Illinois State 401 Water Quality Certification programs.  

    You will receive Professional Development Hours per class in this Virtual Connection. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is three (3).

    IECA's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.

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  • Performance-Based Design & Installation Standard for Sediment Basins

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/24/2021 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    Sediment basins detain sediment from stormwater runoff and are heralded by industry and research for effective sediment capture. Sediment basin design and implementation vary nationwide, therefore producing varying results. Proper design and implementation of sediment basins are critical and must consider site-specific factors. Join the IECA to learn about the new IECA Design Standard for sediment basins.

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    Hosted by IECA Region One 

    A Performance-Based Design and Installation Standard for Sediment Basins

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM Central Time

    Sediment basins detain sediment from stormwater runoff and are heralded by industry and research for effective sediment capture. Sediment basin design and implementation vary nationwide, therefore producing varying results. Proper design and implementation of sediment basins are critical and must consider site-specific factors such as project duration, drainage areas, precipitation patterns, and other site parameters. This presentation will describe a sediment basin design and installation standard and design guidance developed through a comprehensive literature review of current state agency guidance and performance-based research. Sediment basin design components, including hydrology and capacity, geometry and placement, inflow channels, velocity dissipation, dewatering, auxiliary spillways, erosion control, safety, and flocculants, will be covered during this presentation. Tune in to find solutions for sediment basin design!

    Credit Information

    One (1) Professional Development Hour

    Cost

    Members | Free; Nonmembers | $25

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    Registration Information: 

    Register via credit card online by selecting register above and you will be instantly registered for the event. If you need a PO or to pay via check, please email IECA education at education@ieca.org to complete your registration process.

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

    Jaime Schussler, M.S., CPESC-IT

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Auburn University

    Jaime Schussler is a graduate research assistant at Auburn University under the advisement of Dr. Michael Perez.  Before her doctoral studies, she completed her M.S. in civil, construction, and environmental engineering at Iowa State University and B.S. in civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University.  Her research focuses on construction stormwater management with projects including field evaluations of erosion and sediment control practices during active highway construction on U.S. 30 in Tama County, IA, post-construction detention practices for the City of Clive, IA, and most currently, evaluation of in-channel sediment basins for the Iowa DOT.  Jaime is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association and sits on the Standards and Practice Committee. Jaime is also a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control in Training (CPESC-IT) and an Iowa Certified SWPPP Designer.

    Michael Perez, Ph.D., CPESC

    Assistant Professor at Auburn University

    Dr. Michael Perez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University.  He has been working in the stormwater management area since 2012 through research and consulting projects with the Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Ohio DOTs.  His expertise is in large-scale performance based testing, having designed and conducted experiments evaluating storm drain inlet protection, ditch checks, sediment basins, sediment barriers, rolled erosion control products, and surface skimmers at the Auburn University - Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility.  In addition, he has developed post-construction stormwater management design guidance and tools for the Georgia and Nebraska DOTs.  Dr. Perez has published over 20 journal articles and conference papers and has delivered dozens of technology transfer and continuing education seminars in the construction and post-construction stormwater management field.  He currently serves as the chair of the standards and practices committee for the International Erosion Control Association.  He is also a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and is an Iowa Certified SWPPP Designer and Inspector.

    IECA's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.

    This course is worth One (1) Professional Development Hour. To claim your credit select the 'contents' tab and select 'claim credit' upon completion of the program. 



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  • IECA Virtual Connection: Stormwater and Erosion Control 3.0

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/09/2021 at 11:00 AM (MST)

    Hosted by IECA Region One with Platinum Sponsor Convergent Water Technologies, participate in the IECA Virtual Connection: Stormwater and Erosion Control 3.0. This event offers 3 -on demand webinars. This event is free to members and paid for nonmembers.

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    Hosted by IECA Region One with Platinum Sponsor Convergent Water Technologies, participate in IECA Virtual Connection: Erosion Control and Stormwater Innovation 3.0. This event offers 3 -on demand webinars. This event is free to members and paid for nonmembers. 

    Agenda

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 11:00AM - 12:00PM Mountain Time

    The STEPP Program: A National Performance Testing Program for the Stormwater Sector

    Seth Brown, Executive Director - National Municipal Stormwater Alliance
    This presentation will provide an overview of the Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) program, the current status of this program, and how this program can benefit all players in the stormwater sector.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2021 - 11:00AM - 12:00PM Mountain Time

    Slope Stabilization in Green Infrastructure Projects

    Dana Nunez Brown - Principal, Dana Brown and Associates

    Wednesday, March 23, 2021 - 2:00 - 3:00PM Mountain Time

    Plant Breeding and Species Selection for Sustainability

    Guilherme Mussi Sobral Barcellos - PGG Wrightson Turf
    The presentation outlines the timeline and challenges involved in plant breeding, discussing some of the new technologies of the industry and how it is progressing to meet the demands of the growing revegetation sector.

    Course Level: All

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    Seth Brown

    Executive Director

    National Municipal Stormwater Alliance

    Seth Brown has over 25 years of experience in the water sector and is the Principal and Founder of Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm providing a range of services from policy and alternative project delivery analysis in the stormwater sector to facilitation and training services focused on stormwater topics.   He was the Director of Stormwater Programs at the Water Environment Federation from 2010-2015 and is currently the Executive Director of the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance, which is a 501.c.3 representing stormwater-focused organizations in 23 states across 9 of the 10 U.S. EPA regions.  

     Seth has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from George Mason University with a research focus on socio-economic modeling of incentive-based investments of green stormwater infrastructure on private properties.  He leads courses in Green Infrastructure and Innovative Water Partnerships at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Maryland.    

    Dana Nunez Brown, PLA, FASLA, AICP, LEED AP

    President and Managing Principal

    Dana Brown & Associates, Inc.

    Dana Brown’s guiding philosophy - to create an ecologically balanced, resilient world - has shaped her landscape architecture and planning firm into the powerhouse it has become. During her 41-year career, Dana has used her green infrastructure expertise, her Landscape Architect licenses (LA, AL, and MS), her LEED Accreditation, and her AICP certification to improve Louisiana’s quality of life.

    Guilherme Barcellos

    Agronomist / Product Development Manager

    PGG Wrightson Seeds Limited

    Guilherme Barcellos is an Agronomist/Product Development Manager for PGG Wrightson Turf in Australasia and provides a depth of skill in bringing innovative products and technologies to the turf and revegetation industries. Holding a B.Eng. degree in Agronomy from Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) in Brazil, Guilherme has had a diverse work experience including Stadium Turf Agronomist, Turf Manager at a Sculpture Park, and Precision Agriculture Consultant. 

    To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is three (3).



    IECA's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.

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  • Canadian ESC Sector Updates: Standards, Research, and Case Studies

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation highlights a newly published Canadian standard that deals with the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control measures.

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    Recorded Webinar

    Hosted by IECA Region One 

    Canadian ESC Sector Updates: Standards, Research, and Case Studies

    Join us for the Canadian ESC Sector Updates: Standards, Research, and Case Studies Webinar. This presentation highlights a newly published Canadian standard that deals with the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control measures. Also included is an overview of a new Canadian research report that discusses the successes and challenges of conducting real time turbidity monitoring through a series of case studies. Finally, the presentation provides updates on the status of other recently developed ESC standards, and takes a look at potential new efforts on the horizon.

    Credit

    One (1) Professional Development Hour

    Cost

    Members | Free; Nonmembers | $25


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    Brian Zupancic

    Brian Zupancic is a senior project manager with CSA Group. Based out of their U.S. Headquarter office in Cleveland, OH, Brian works with stakeholders from both Canada and the U.S. to develop standards in the field of natural resources. In addition to water resources, Brian works in the areas of mining and carbon sequestration, managing standards committees both domestic and international. Prior to CSA Group Brian spent 5 years in Government Relations with Trout Unlimited in Washington, DC. Brian attended the Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

    Dan Menard, P.Geo., QP, MBA

    General Manager

    Dan Menard has been an environmental professional for more than 25 years, specializing in water, permits and environmental management and compliance.

    Dan is General Manager of Groundwater Environmental Management Services (GEMS), an Ontario based environmental inspection & monitoring company servicing the construction and land development industries and Environmental Monitoring and Compliance Inc. (EMAC), a start-up focusing on integrating technology and instrumentation with data logging and Internet of Things (IoT) communications platforms for different environmental monitoring applications for industries and companies that are generally slower to adopt technological based innovation.

    Having worked on both the consulting and the client side of our business, Dan understands what is important to individual stakeholders and knows how to tailor sometimes technically complicated issues to make them meaningful for different audiences.

    IECA's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.

    This presentation is worth One (1) Professional Development Hour. To claim your credit, select the 'contents' tab and under 'claim credit' you will find your certificate unlocked after you complete the learning event. 

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  • IECA Design Standard: Sediment Barrier - Silt Fence

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This Standard is intended to guide designers of a silt fence when used as a temporary sediment control barrier.

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    This Standard is intended to guide designers on the purpose, design, material selection, installation, and maintenance of a silt fence when used as a temporary sediment control barrier for sheet flow applications to minimize sediment transport from a disturbed area susceptible to erosion.

    Design tool:  http://www.eng.auburn.edu/research/centers/auesctf/tools/siltspread.html


    Developed by the IECA Standards and Practices Committee.

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  • Global Soil and Water Quality in Organic Vineyards

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Global Soil and Water Quality in Organic Vineyards where we will explore advantages of organic practices in agriculture, the wine industry and other related industries.

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    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Global Soil and Water Quality in Organic Vineyards webinar series where we will explore advantages of organic practices in agriculture, the wine industry and other related industries. This series will look at how organic vineyards help protect the soils and the quality of the soils, stimulating the growth of local biota in the soils, while discussing the importance of preserving and protecting the world’s soil and water resources, while still being able to deliver great quality wines. Learn from industry leaders throughout the world as they tackle erosion control to continue to provide clean water and care for the environment. 

    Attendees can expect to learn:

    1. Different approaches to water quality in organic vineyards.
    2. Innovation in vineyards from around the globe.
    3. How people throughout the world are protecting our environment and working to provide communities clean water, while preserving soil, as a great and valuable asset.
    On-Demand
      Erica Crawford - New Zealand
      Erica Crawford is the Owner of Loveblock Farms in Marlborough, New Zealand
      Johan Reyneke - South Africa
      Johan Reyneke is the owner of Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch South Africa 

    Johan Reyneke

    Owner

    Johan has been farming organically and biodynamically since the year 2000 and is seen as a pioneer for the South African wine industry in this regard. He started his career as a farm laborer with a post grad in environmental ethics. His love for the land combined with the insights he gained from his studies and these compelled him to switch from conventional to organic agriculture. The obvious next step was to continue this process in the wine cellar and today he is happily exporting fine organic wine to 43 different countries.

    Erica Crawford

    Owner

    Erica started adult life as an aspirant research scientist in cardiac medicine, but it is her skill in building brands and exports that gained her international recognition. She co-founded Kim Crawford Wines in the back room of her central Auckland cottage and proceeded to build a stellar NZ wine brand, later sold to Constellation Brands. Kim Crawford is now the biggest NZ wine brand in the lucrative USA and Canadian markets. 

    Erica now focuses on organic farming and winemaking with her new project, Loveblock. She now also holds a degree in Viticulture and is increasingly regarded as an expert in the sustainability sphere. Erica was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs in 2016 and was a finalist in the inaugural Woman of Influence Awards and Next Magazine Women of the Year in 2018. She sits on the Advisory Board of the NZ US Council and NZ Winegrowers Marketing Committee.  She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Liquor Promotions Control Board for the duration of its lifespan. Erica mentors young women via Global Women, the Co of Women and Women in Wine organizations.

    To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is two (2).

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  • IECA Western Virtual Connection: Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US

    Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This series will focus on wildfire planning and remediation techniques in the Western US.

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    Hosted by the IECA Western Chapter and IECA Region One

    Join us for the IECA Western Virtual Connection: Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US. This event offers three (4) recorded webinars with 3.5 hours of available Professional Development Hours and no cost to IECA members and $45 for nonmembers. This series will focus on wildfire planning and remediation techniques in the Western US. 

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      Session One:
      First Steps Following an Incident of Wildfire: Development of a Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Plan (HAMP)
      Michael Harding - Environmental Scientist
      A pre-fire Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Plan (PREHAMP) should be prepared by any community potentially affected by wildfire.  Once a wildfire is extinguished, the development of a post-fire hazard assessment and mitigation plan (POSTHAMP) is the first step a fire-affected community must take, regardless of whether there is funding available for implementation of the plan.  Both HAMPs are desktop and field assessments that identify the risk and hazard of erosion, sedimentation and flooding that can potentially affect human health and safety, homes and infrastructure.  The HAMPs identify potential and real-time critical areas and prioritizes them according to potential impact for treatment.  In general, actual remediation of the secondary impacts of wildfire appears to occur on less than one percent (1%) of the fire-affected area. 
      Session Two:
      Incident Management CalRecycle Specifications and Procedures 
      Todd Thalhamer, PE, CalRecycle

      This presentation will look emergency erosion control measures in the urban interface from wildfires and review what worked and what did not for the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.  We will discuss why erosion control measures are critical, how to use “erosion control triage,” and review health and safety issues for erosion control crews.  Additionally, we will discuss some proposed changes in the erosion control industry after wildfires.
      Camp Fire; Initial Response Efforts and Emergency Watershed Protective Measures 
      Radley Ott, P.E. M.S., Assistant Director, Butte County Department of Public Works

      The Camp fire in Northern California claimed nearly three times as many lives and structures than any other wildfire in California’s history. The fire took seventeen days to contain, and total damage is estimated to be $17 billion. Environmental impacts from the largest fire in the United States, since the Cloquet fire in 1918, will take months and years to even be realized. The cleanup is estimated to be the biggest debris clean-up since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and debris removal is estimated to be approximately $1.2 billion. Radley will be providing an informal presentation on his experiences and activities responding to fire damage and lessons learned to date on the watershed and infrastructure related activities following the Camp Fire. These key activities include integrating large scale abatement and recovery efforts with various local, state and federal entities; implementation of Best Management Practices; addressing heightened risk of physical watershed processes (i.e. rain events); and water quality monitoring. 
      Session Three:
      A Brief History of Post-Fire Assessment on Non-Federal Lands in California 
      Pete Cafferata - Watershed Protection Program Manager, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

      California has a long history of damage from post-fire flooding and debris flows, often denoted as the fire-flood sequence. Post wildfire assessment work has been conducted on non-federal lands in California for more than 60 years. This talk describes how the emphasis has shifted from aerial grass seeding to use of state-led interdisciplinary teams to evaluate fires with potential life-safety and property threats from debris flows, flooding, and rockfall. Using a well-defined screening process that eliminates most fires, this process has been found to be an effective method to notify emergency management agencies of hazards to values-at-risk (e.g., homes, highways, parks). This approach will continue in the future, benefiting from technological advances, improved modeling, and additional monitoring and research.
      Challenges of Post-Wildfire Erosion Control from the Perspective of a Transportation Agency
      Logan Moore - Landscape Architect, DOT District 2

      This presentation will focus on the challenges of post-wildfire erosion control from the perspective of a transportation agency. During the discussion we will look at right of ways and the limits, evaluate working with other public and private agencies, discuss time restrictions due to weather, soil specific strategies and lessons learned from other fire events. This is an engaging conversation that will close out the IECA Western Virtual Connection. 
      Session Four:
      Erosion Control and Stormwater Contractor Perspective - Installation and Lessons Learned
      Brandon Coppedge and Jay Selby - Selby's Soil | SSEC APEX
      An erosion control/stormwater contractor perspective on installation, long term maintenance concerns including BMPs, site stabilization timelines, rainy season mudslides to the latest specs of wood and tac. This presentation will talk about the transformation of fire jobs in the last ten years. Going from aerial seeding to straw bombs and time and materials BFM with seed. Learn about the problems encountered from site accesses to billing. Photos and video from different fires will be shared. 


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    Michael V. Harding

    Environmental Scientist

    Michael V. Harding is an environmental scientist and one of the leading technical experts in the erosion control industry.  A graduate from Purdue University, Michael has over 40 years of experience in erosion and sediment control, resource management, mined land reclamation, wildlife habitat development, and nonpoint source pollution control both in the United States and overseas.  He designed and supervised the construction of the San Diego State University Soil Erosion Research laboratory and was its Director from 1999 through 2002.  He has contributed significantly to the body of knowledge related to the effectiveness of alternative approaches to erosion control through field and laboratory testing programs. 

    Michael has played a key role in the emergency soil stabilization efforts for more than eighty   wildfire incidents, including the 1991 Oakland firestorm, 1993 Southern California fires, San Diego City/County fires, including the 2003 (Cedar), 2007 (Witch Creek), 2014 (Bernardo Complex) and the 2016 Lilac Fire.  He has provided guidance and expert services for the 2016 Tubbs Fire and the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Woolsey Fire. 

    Michael is the former President of the International Erosion Control Association and former Chief of Council for that organization’s International Regional Council.  He is one of the leading technical authors on subjects related to erosion and sediment control, resource management, and post-fire hazard mitigation and his scientific papers and articles have appeared in publications domestically and overseas.  

    Radley Ott, P.E. M.S.

    Assistant Director

    Radley grew up in Central Oregon, and earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and minor in Biology from Willamette University and earned a M.S. in Civil Engineeringfrom Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  Radley moved to California in 2008 as an Associate Engineer for the Town of Paradise.  He has since worked for Tehama County and in the private sector as a consulting engineer.  In 2016, Radley joined Butte County and in the winter of 2017 became the Assistant Director for the Department of Public Works.  In this capacity, Radley is involved in road maintenance activities, capital projects and recently has become involved in the tree-removal, watershed, and infrastructure response and recovery efforts following the Camp Fire.

    Todd Thalhamer, P.E.

    Area Commander for the Camp Fire Debris Project

    Todd Thalhamer is a registered civil engineer and a senior waste management engineer for CalRecycle.  He has recently retired from El Dorado Hills Fire Department as a Lieutenant after 19 years of service.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resource Engineering from Humboldt State University in 1992. During his 27 years in the waste industry, he has managed many environmental responses, large scale debris operations, and hazardous waste removal projects. One of Todd’s duties during natural disasters is acting as CalRecycle’s Operations Section Chief for debris recovery projects where he has managed the hazardous and solid wastes from over 10,000’s residential and commercial structures destroyed by wildfires.

     Todd just recently completed his duties as the Area Commander and Operations Section Chief for the Camp and Woolsey Incidents where he oversaw the removal of over 12,000 destroyed structures and reviewed over 100,000 soil confirmation samples to ensure the sites met established cleanup goals. During peak operations, over 175 task forces (crews and equipment) from both Northern and Southern California removed on average 140 homes or 40,000 tons of debris per day.

    Logan Moore

    Landscape Associate

    Logan Moore is a Landscape Associate in Caltrans’ District 2 in Redding, CA. His Caltrans career started in 2012 as a Transportation Planner in Sacramento in Headquarters. In 2014 he transitioned to Landscape Architecture as a Landscape Associate in Eureka in District 1. After 13 months of the cold and foggy weather, he moved his family to Redding to 115 degree summers.

     He has a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from Utah State University and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver.   

     In his spare time he battles aphids in his vegetable garden, camps with his family, and paddle boards on the gorgeous Whiskey town Lake. 

    Pete Cafferata

    Watershed Protection Program Manager

    Pete Cafferata is the Watershed Protection Program Manager for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).   He has 39 years of experience providing assistance and technical support in assessing forest watershed scale projects, addressing water quality concerns related to timber harvesting, and evaluating post-fire erosion and flooding impacts.  Mr. Cafferata has assisted with the collection and analysis of statewide water quality-related monitoring data from non-federal timberlands since 1991, and he has participated in the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds study, a cooperative long-term study between the USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station and CAL FIRE, since 1982.  Additionally, he provides training on watershed topics to agency personnel and private foresters.   Mr. Cafferata holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from UC Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Forest Engineering (Hydrology) from Oregon State University.  He is a Professional Hydrologist, Registered Professional Forester, and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

    Brandon Coppedge, QSP, CESSWI

    Vice President

    Brandon is the Vice President of SSEC and is a Certified Erosion Control Sediment & Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP).  His experience, knowledge, and dedication have been instrumental in the evolution of the erosion and sediment control industry throughout his tenure. Brandon has the managed numerous public and private projects including, dams, interstate construction, levees, bridges, airports, and more.  Additionally, his expertise has led the successful completion of several fire restoration projects including, the Camp fire, Carr fire, Butte Fire, Rim Fire, Lake Fire, Mendocino Fire, Wind Complex Fire, and Clayton Fire.

    Brandon was honored with the Caltrans Gold Award in Partnering for projects greater than $50 million for his role in the Golden State Hwy 99 Rehabilitation Project, and he is up for the award again in 2020. 

    Jay R. Selby

    President

    Jay Selby Jr. has been in the erosion control industry since 1995.  He became President of Selby’s Soil Erosion Control (SSEC) in California and Nevada in 2000, and SSEC APEX in Idaho in 2020.  The SSEC family of companies lead the industry in reliable erosion and sediment control solutions with a reach that spans across the Pacific Northwest. 

    His father was a pioneer in making seed adhere to the side of a cut slope in 1968, and the two of them have been innovating solutions to solve environmental challenges across the country for more than half a century.  SSEC has developed a reputation for swift response to wildfires, dam breaks, oil spills and other disasters including, the Oroville Dam break, the Charlotte Fire, Camp Fire, Santa Rosa Tubbs fire, Angora Fire, Rim Fire, Sleepy Hollow Fire and numerous others.

    Jay is a technical expert and remains on the ground floor of new regulations, laws, and practices.  He and his team remain focused on leading an environmental movement to keep projects productive and profitable without devastating earth’s wildlife and environment by finding new uses for existing resources, adapting equipment, or creating new solutions from scratch.  Additionally, Jay has been instrumental in training erosion control professionals and agencies to help the industry grow and evolve.

    You will receive Professional Development Hours per class in this Virtual Connection. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is three and a half (3.5).

    IECA's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.

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  • Building for the Future – Shifting to a Sustainable and Permanent Vegetated MSE System for Water, Wall, Slope and Erosion Challenges

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Available on-demand: Join us and Trexiana for an insightful and engaging conversation about the benefits of building with a Vegetated MSE Solution as we continue the shift into a carbon neutral future.

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      Available on-demand: Join us and Trexiana for an insightful and engaging conversation about the benefits of building with a Vegetated MSE Solution as we continue the shift into a carbon neutral future. 
      This event offers 1 Professional Development Hour and is free for all to attend. Participants will gain an understanding of the Why’s, What’s and How’s of transitioning into a more innovative, flexible, permanent and environmentally positive alternative for our growing global issues in slope stabilization, erosion control, retention, detention and waterways. A variety of fascinating Flex MSE case studies from North America, the UK and New Zealand will be highlighted. 
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    Mike Callewaert

    CEO and President of Trexiana - manufacturer of Flex MSE

    Mike Callewaert, the CEO and President of Trexiana - manufacturer of Flex MSE, is a Geomodular Construction Specialist.  He helps Engineers, Designers and Construction experts update traditional wall system projects with a more sustainable, permanent and cost effective approach. Before founding Trexiana, Mike worked in the fields of Business Consultation, Technical Engineering and IT, helping corporations and start-ups achieve success. Mike now trains and coordinates a brilliant global Team of focused Geomodular gurus including Vegetation, Engineering, and Construction professionals on the FlexMSE system. Mike is a father of three and when he isn't traveling the globe promoting Flex MSE helives and works in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

    At the completion of this course you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

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  • IECA Mountain States Virtual Connection: Water and Land Protection in the Rockies

    Contains 18 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This event offers 8 - one hour recorded webinars. Each event was presented by a Mountain States industry leader and they take a look at the valuable water and land resources throughout the region. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job.

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    Hosted by the IECA Mountain States Chapter and IECA Region One 

    Join us for the IECA Mountain States Virtual Connection: Water and Land Protection in the Rockies. The Mountain States Chapter is focused on the conservation and restoration of soil & water resources throughout the region. While unable to conduct an in-person conference, this recorded virtual connection has a line up of industry leaders presenting 8 one hour recorded webinars. These presentations speak to present challenges while recognizing lessons of the past. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job. Seven (8) Professional Development Hours are available. This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers. 

    On-Demand Presentations:
      Arid Revegetation Fundamentals via Soil Health & Biotic Soils with Dr. Michael Robeson, PE, Profile Products LLC; Fort Collins, CO
      Successful rehabilitation, reclamation or closure of massive soil and vegetation disturbances in arid environments requires a comprehensive and holistic approach starting with a proper soil foundation. Those overseeing rehabilitation efforts must assimilate five fundamental considerations in order to obtain a successful outcome. Those five fundamentals are: soil testing and evaluation; vegetation selection; erosion control; proper installation; and long-term inspection and maintenance. Healthy soil is a key component of long term erosion control and sustainable vegetation. Healthy soil is the continued capacity of the soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and microorganisms. Soil health can change as a result of use and management over time. In the context of a typical arid reclamation site, these changes often are detrimental to soil health. 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 arid 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 describe the 5 fundamentals as applied on a couple of project sites while trying to understand and determine if BST are actually impacting soil health in arid environments.
      BMP Implementation in Arid Portions of the Rocky Mountains with Travis Fristad and Jamie Dayton, Braun Intertec Corporation; Minneapolis, MN
      The arid western regions of the Rocky Mountains create a unique set of challenges for stormwater pollution prevention design practitioners, BMP installers, and erosion and sediment control supervisors. Often times best management practices that are installed in the field are not evaluated over several years for the long-term effectiveness and maintenance considerations. This presentation will discuss the unique erosion and sediment control challenges, lessons learned, and BMP solutions on a multi-year project in Wyoming.
      Forensic Wetland Delineation and Characterization with Daniel DeJoode, Braun Intertec Corporation; Minneapolis, MN
      What are the implications of poorly designed or implemented erosion control? Water management and sediment affects ecological integrity of down gradient wetlands. Unauthorized runoff in wetlands and streams is a water quality and dredge and fill violation. In addition to fines, the regulatory authority may also require restoration, which could include costs for assessment of sediment, forensic wetland delineation, removal of fill, and mitigation costs for wetland replacement. This presentation will discuss methods for forensic wetland delineation and characterization of the extent and location of unauthorized sedimentation.
      Section 404 Permitting Overview with Nicholas A Franke, US Army Corps of Engineers
      This training provides an overview of the Corps' Clean Water Act Section 404 permit program. Topics covered include the Nationwide Permit program, application procedures, news about changing aspects of the Corps' jurisdiction, and more. We also cover enforcement and violations of Section 404, as well as common compliance issues encountered by permittees, including sediment and erosion control requirements.
      Navigating Compliance when Working in Waterways with Elisabeth Miller, Colorado Water Quality Control Division 
      Projects involving working in and around waterways can be complex for numerous reasons. Understanding the permit regulations associated with environmental compliance should not be one of them. This presentation discusses the role local, state, and federal permit requirements play in executing a successful waterway project in Colorado. Topics include overlapping permit areas, implementing clean water diversions and documentation requirements.
      Successful Revegetation Strategies on the Carr Fire with William Agnew, CPESC, M.S., Agnew Environmental Consulting, LLC; Sandy UT  
      Western Shasta Resource Conservation District (WSRCD) applied erosion control best management practices (BMPs) to high severity burned areas following the Carr Fire in Shasta County, CA in 2018. BMP’s included native and rice straw, hydraulic Bonded Fiber Matrix, native perennial and annual seed, slow release fertilizer and mycorrhizae inoculant. Areas were treated soon after the fire was extinguished with treatment efforts beginning the first week of December 2018. The primary goals of the Carr Fire Recovery project was to reduce sediment transport to stream systems associated with the Sacramento River and to protect waterways critical to the Sacramento River Fishery. Following BMP installation and over time, vegetation herbaceous canopy cover and sediment delivery information was collected in a series of monitoring plots/stations established by the WSRCD and Water Quality Control Board. Overall vegetation cover was highest on straw treated areas (91%), followed by hydraulic treatments (74%). Untreated control plots showed the least vegetation cover (33%). Considerable vegetation cover was established following seeding and soil enhancement efforts and significantly reduced the erosion rate on target areas. It was determined by sediment collection, monitoring and testing efforts that nearly 12 times more sediment was transported to downstream location on untreated (control) areas than areas treated with straw, seed, fertilizer and mycorrhizae. Similarly, the sediment collection data reveal a reduction in the rate of erosion over 4 times that of untreated slopes when hydraulically treated. The project was extremely successful in reducing sediment to downstream locations.
      Temporary Diversion Methods for Working in Waterways in Colorado with Andrew Earles, Ph.D., PE, CPESC and Jennifer Keyes, CPESC, Wright Water Engineers; Denver, CO
      Construction projects that involve working in waterways are challenging. Water management measures must be designed and implemented to divert water around the construction area to minimize environmental impacts to the stream while still accomplishing the work required for the projects, much of which may be below the ordinary high water line. For large projects on major rivers, common diversion methods include using coffer dams to isolate the work area from the river, and for large projects on smaller (but still significant) perennial streams, coffer dams and temporary diversion channels are effective approaches. For smaller, short duration projects on small streams, however, the efforts and costs of constructing coffer dams or temporary diversion channels may not be justified, and alternative methods are necessary. Many linear utility construction projects fall into this category with relatively small disturbances for stream crossings and short project durations ranging from several days to several weeks. In these cases, and particularly for intermittent or ephemeral streams, working during dry periods is one of the most important stormwater control measures; however, this is not always feasible, and it is still necessary to plan for the potential for storm-driven flows during construction. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges related to temporary diversions for working in waterways. The presentation will discuss methods that are applicable for a range of projects from utility crossings that are completed within a few days to a few weeks to large, long-duration projects, where the entire stream must be diverted around the work area. Criteria from Volume 3 of the Mile High Flood District’s Urban Storm Drainage Criteria Manual that the presenters helped to develop will be presented and discussed.
      The Influence of Erosion on Mesa Verde Water Systems with Kenneth Wright, PE, Wright Water Engineers; Denver, CO
      Reservoir construction by Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde from A.D. 750 to 1180 utilized embankments, natural features, and old-fashioned hydrology to create water storage impoundments. Ken Wright led an interdisciplinary team of engineers, geologists, sedimentation experts, archaeologists, and scientists in the evaluation of four reservoirs and one cistern at what is now Mesa Verde National Park. The team followed the evidence to learn about the knowledge, skills, and history of the early Native Americans. They were successful water harvesters and reservoir builders under difficult conditions because they were good engineers with innate technical knowledge. The sediment evidence left by the reservoir builders tells us about periods of flooding, ancient forest fires, the type and extent of forests, and the prevalence of maize pollen. The team also learned about sedimentation rates and characteristics.

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    Kenneth R. Wright, P.E.

    Founder

    Kenneth Wright works at the consulting engineering firm, Wright Water Engineers, Inc. (WWE) of Denver, Colorado, which he founded in 1961. WWE specializes in public works and water resources, with three Colorado offices and a staff of 45. 

    Since 1994, Wright has done extensive research on ancient water works construction and water handling in the southwestern U.S. and at Machu Picchu, Tipon, Moray, and Ollantaytambo in Peru.  This work has earned him six academic awards from Peru’s leading universities, a decoration from Peru’s President, and a joint honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin.

    Nicholas A Franke

    Wildlife Biologist

    Regulatory project manager for northeastern Colorado. Primary duties include reviewing and processing applications for Department of the Army permits, advising applicants on permit requirements and strategies, and providing jurisdictional determinations when requested. Responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

    Travis Fristed

    Group Manager, Senior Scientist

    Mr. Travis Fristed is a senior scientist with 15+ years of experience in environmental consulting on public and private projects thoughout the central US. 

    Travis is currently the natural resources group manager and a senior scientist for Braun Intertec Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His repsonsibilities at Braun Intertec include project scoping for environmental regulations and compliance, natural resource field studies, environmental review and permitting, and project management.

     Travis graduated from Minnesota State University- Mankato with a degree in aquatic ecology. He is a registered Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Wetland Delineator in Minnesota, and certified Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Designer and Site Manager. 

    His professional affiliations include past treasurer and currentmember of the Minnesota Wetland Professionals Association and Director-At-Largefor the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association  of Environmental Professionals.

     Travis’s technical strength lies in interpreting environmentalregulations and planning for projects, with specific expertise in wetland regulationand permitting, stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), best managementplan implementation, environmental review, site due-diligence, and uniqueenvironmental work specific to transportation and linear projects.

     Travis enjoys all outdoor activities with an emphaisis on huntingand fishing. During his spare time you’ll find Travis in a boat, hunting on a crispfall day, or exploring a new place with his son and daughter.

    Jamie Dayton

    Staff Scientist

    Mr. Jamie Dayton is a staff scientist with 8 years of experience in environmental consulting on projects thoughout the central US, with an emphasis in Minnesota and the upper mid-west.

    Jamie is currently a staff scientist for Braun Intertec Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His repsonsibilities at Braun Intertec include managing construction and permanent stormwater inspection projects, clients and staff, stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) design, project estimating and proposals, and field work related to the above as needed.

    Jamie graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree environmental studies. He is a registered certified SWPPP Designer and Site Manager, and is currently working on obtaining his CPESC certification.

    Jamie’s strengths lie in construction stormwater inspections, permanent stormwater BMP inspections, interpreting environmental regulation, SWPPP designs, reviews and audits for proper SWPPP implementation.

     In his spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time outdoors with his twin boys, wife, and dog. Activites include, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, and general time with extended family.

    Dr. T. Andrew Earles, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE

    Vice President

    Dr. Andrew Earles is the Vice President of Wright Water Engineers, Inc., a consulting engineering firm based on Denver, Colorado. Andrew has worked for WWE for almost 22 years since completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Stanford University and Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. Andrew’s experience with temporary diversion methods dates back to his early years at WWE when he dealt with diversion of snowmelt runoff around West Lake at Copper Mountain during construction of The Village development. Since then, Andrew has developed hydrology and conceptual plans for temporary diversions on many projects and led efforts to update Mile High Flood District criteria on this topic.

    Jennifer Keyes, CPESC

    Water Resource Specialist

    Jennifer Keyes is a water resource specialist for Wright Water Engineers. Jennifer has spent the last 17 years assisting commercial, municipal, industrial and developers with stormwater management associated their construction sites as well as working with municipalities developing their local construction programs and meeting their permit requirements.  With an M.S. in forest hydrology and a B.A. in biology with an emphasis in ecology, Jenn also specializes in regulatory permitting, training in stormwater management, best management practices/ control measures, construction dewatering, bioassessments and water quality issues.  Jenn is a certified CDOT Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor (TECS) and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).  She is also an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and has previously served on the Mountain States Chapter Board and on several IECA committees.

    Dr. Michael Robeson, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI

    Research & Development Manager

    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.

    Elisabeth Miller

    Environmental Protection Specialist

    Elisabeth Miller is an Environmental Protection Specialist with the Colorado Water Quality Control Division. For nearly four years Elisabeth has worked with the division to provide oversight for water quality permits related to construction. This work includes conducting compliance inspections and providing compliance assistance to help industry professionals better understand and navigate permit requirements. Prior to joining the division, Elisabeth received her Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering specializing in Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Colorado – Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. Originally from New Hampshire, Elisabeth has called Colorado home for over ten years and spends as much time as possible enjoying Colorado’s outdoor recreations like snowboarding, horseback riding and hiking.  

    Daniel DeJoode, PhD

    Senior Scientist

    Daniel DeJoode is a Senior Scientist with Braun Intertec and has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan. He is an ecologist with 25 years of natural science and environmental consulting experience. He has worked with private industry, government agencies and tribal communities to conduct field investigations including wetland delineation, wetland permitting and mitigation, endangered species surveys, and environmental construction monitoring. He is experienced in preparation of environmental review documents such as Environmental Assessments and Environmental Assessment Worksheets. He has completed environmental and permitting projects for a variety of industries including development, mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy. 

    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's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.

    To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is seven and a half (7.5).



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      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
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