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  • IECA Design Standard: Sediment Basin

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This standard is intended to guide designers on the purpose, design, selection, installation, and maintenance of a sediment basin when used as a temporary sediment control practice to detain sediment from stormwater runoff prior to discharge from a construction site.

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    This standard is intended to guide designers on the purpose, design, selection, installation, and maintenance of a sediment basin when used as a temporary sediment control practice to detain sediment from stormwater runoff prior to discharge from a construction site.

    Included in this package is the recorded webinar from March 24, 2021 discussing this standard. Upon completion of the webinar, you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour. 

    Developed by the IECA Standards and Practices Committee.

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  • IECA Western Virtual Connection: Stormwater Compliance on Construction Sites Through Teamwork

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2021 at 12:45 PM (MDT)

    Calling all stormwater professionals – envision the future of stormwater compliance as a cooperative team effort involving contractors, owners, agencies, and consultants to promote practical stormwater management programs on construction sites.

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    Hosted by the IECA Western Chapter and the International Erosion Control Association

    Thursday, May 20th | 11:45AM - 1:30PM Pacific Time

    Calling all stormwater professionals – envision the future of stormwater compliance as a cooperative team effort involving contractors, owners, agencies, and consultants to promote practical stormwater management programs on construction sites. This panel presentation will demonstrate how stormwater compliance can be accomplished on any construction site by incorporating a few inexpensive management strategies and organizational tools. Our panel, consisting of agency inspectors, and private sector stormwater consultants will demonstrate how to incorporate the different perspectives into an agency friendly, stormwater management program that is easy to implement and maintain; ensuring the stormwater management program runs smoothly throughout the life of a project.

    Program Learning Objectives– To adopt a teamwork approach to stormwater management on your site to foster a smooth and concerted relationship between all parties involved. The panel discusses the concepts below to accomplish this productive goal:
  • Incorporate stormwater management from pre-planning through post-construction.
  • Plan and budget for the project SWPPP requirements during the pre-construction process.
  • Learn how to focus BMP strategies on the big-ticket items that attract negative enforcement attention.
  • Creating an organized and comprehensive onsite stormwater compliance center for ease of document management and to demonstrate knowledge of the required document maintenance.

In addition, we will be discussing communication do’s and don’ts between agency inspectors and contractors onsite, while posing questions to the audience and getting feedback from the different panel members on how to promote positive communication and relationships.


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Erika Horn, CESSWI

Senior Stormwater Compliance Manager

KCM Group

Kim Aldrich CPESC, QSD/QSP

Regional Environmental Manager

LENNAR

Kim started her career in the stormwater industry 20 years ago as a municipal inspector, then moved to the private sector as a western regional manager for an engineering company who provided consulting services for SWPPP and compliance inspections.  She is currently a Regional Environmental Manager for Lennar Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the US. where she helps develop and implement corporate environmental policy and guidelines. Kim specializes in regulatory compliance for the states of California, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Washington and Oregon.

 Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of CA, Irvine in Biology and a master’s degree from the Donald Bren School at the University of CA, Santa Barbara in Environmental Science and Management; her focus was soil and water quality including fate and transport of pollutants. She is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC), QSP, QSD, CESSWI, and CESCL.  In addition to nearly 30 years of experience as an educator and trainer, Kim is a qualified as a Trainer of Record for California QSP/QSD training courses.

Carrie L. Stowers CEM, CESSWI, LEED AP

Managing Principal-Stowers Stormwater Compliance

Private Sector

Carrie Lynn Stowers, a Rocket from the University of Toledo, has over twenty five years of experience working in the environmental realm. Starting her career at the Nevada Test Site and then at the Nevada Power Company, she worked in the field as an Environmental Scientist, managing fuel and PCB spill reporting and cleanup; storage, transport and disposal of hazardous materials; stack testing and ambient air quality monitoring; under and above ground fuel tank management; and ground and surface water sampling and reporting. From there, Ms. Stowers took her field experience into the office working as a Senior and then Principal Planner for the Water Quality and Solid Waste Divisions at Clark County, Nevada.

Michael Simmons, P.E

Sormwater Compliance & Enforcement Manager

NDOT

Michael Simmons is a Stormwater Compliance Manager who has partnered with internal and external stakeholders to successfully blend construction and maintenance operations with stormwater compliance.  After spending nearly two decades working in geotechnical consulting, materials testing, and construction engineering, Michael knows the importance of providing, operating, and preserving a transportation system that enhances safety, quality of life and economic development through innovation, environmental stewardship, and a dedicated workforce.

Michael is part of the development of the Nevada Department of Transportation stormwater program recognized as a national leader in transportation agency stormwater management programs. 

As part of a management engineering program, Michael holds a BA in management from Claremont McKenna College and BS in civil engineering from the University of Southern California and is a registered professional Engineer in the State of Nevada.  

Kathryn Dotchin

Stormwater Compliance Inspector

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection-Bureau of Water Pollution Control

Kathryn Dotchin has worked for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) for over 15 years. She currently is a Stormwater Compliance Inspector for the Bureau of Water Pollution Control’s Stormwater Branch. Prior to that, she worked in the Bureau of Waste Management (now the Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management) as a Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Inspector for 7.5 years and the Southern Nevada Recycling Coordinator at NDEP for 5.5 years. Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Kathryn was the recipient of the 2007 Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement for EPA Region IX and was presented with the March 2009 Women in History Award from the City of Las Vegas for her conservation efforts.

Mrs. Dotchin’s current duties as a Stormwater Compliance Inspector include compliance and enforcement of the Construction Stormwater General Permit and the Multi-Sector General Permit (aka Industrial Stormwater General Permit); permit writing, and facilitating outreach trainings. Mrs. Dotchin also volunteers as the Chair of the Public Education and Outreach Committee for the Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA).

This webinar is worth one and a half (1.5) Professional Development Hours. 

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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  • The Practical Side of Implementing Stormwater Management

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/12/2021 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Practical Side of Implementing Stormwater Management where we will focus on the role of the contractor in the implementation of stormwater management. This three-part series will examine the why in stormwater management, what to look for in the field before the inspector arrives, alternatives to the basics, and achieving stabilization early on a project site.

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    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Practical Side of Implementing Stormwater Management where we will focus on the role of the contractor in the implementation of stormwater management. This four-part series will examine the why in stormwater management, what to look for in the field to stay in compliance while protecting soil and water resources, alternatives to the basics, and achieving stabilization early on a project site. This event offers four (4) live webinars with 4 hours of available Professional Development Hours. No cost for IECA members and $50 USD 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. About Stormwater Management regulations, the why behind what needs to be done on-site.
    2. Evaluate the basic BMPs and discuss what alternatives might be more effective
    3. How to achieve field compliance before the inspector shows up.
    4. To understand why you should consider implementing BMPs early in the job site to achieve stabilization early.

    Agenda:

    On-Demand
    Stormwater Regulations: What You Need to Know
    Meghan Litsey, WSB Engineering

    Are your construction sites covered? Understand the stormwater rules, risks, and ramifications that could impact your construction projects. This session will review the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction Stormwater (CSW) Permit requirements and the why behind them. Explore challenges to expect for your construction site and some simple steps for managing a compliant site.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00 - 4:00AM Sydney Time
    Managing Onsite Construction Stormwater Compliance
    Sonny Johns, Cardinal Strategies and Dylan Drudul, City of Rockville

    Learn from field experts on how to manage your construction sites stormwater by implementing BMP's best suited for your project. Presenters will also discuss common missteps and issues that arise in the field and how to address them. This presentation is geared towards the novice construction site manager.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 3:00 - 4:00AM Sydney Time
    Practical Implementation of BMP’s
    Rob Stangler, T.A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc.

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 3:00 - 4:00AM Sydney Time
    The Compliance Value of Early BMPs and Stabilization
    Jonathan Dearth and Don Elly, Allan Myers

    Planning to implement critical BMPs early in your project, combined with prompt stabilization of areas of disturbance, is the single most effective approach to minimize sediment leaving your site limits of disturbance. This course reviews typical preconstruction/ predevelopment conditions, initial BMP installation and stabilization measures, and the importance of erosion & sediment control. Users will learn about full utilization of E&S plans, specifications for BMPs and stabilization, and time of year scenarios for temporary and permanent seeding. Best practices for installation, stabilization, and maintenance will also be reviewed. This course comes with a lifetime guarantee that using these principals will drive stormwater compliance on your projects from good to great!

    Material presented during this webinar series is intended to be non-state specific and non-proprietary in nature.  Users are advised to seek their federal, state and local level regulations that pertain to Erosion and Sediment Control as well as Stormwater compliance. 

     Notice: After you register for this event, be sure to 'add to calendar' either from the content tab or when you receive the confirmation email. You will join the event through this same page in the IECA eHub. If you miss a live event, it will be recorded. 

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    Meghan Litsey, CPESC

    Director of Environmental Compliance

    WSB Engineers

    Meghan Litsey has been involved in the stormwater and erosion control industry for ten years. She joined the Environmental Compliance group at WSB in 2014 and specializes in NPDES permitting and environmental compliance for MS4s and construction activities. In her current role at WSB, Meghan supports municipalities in the administration of their MS4 SWPPPs and performs as an environmental compliance manager on complex construction projects. Her specialties include training, SWPPP development, site inspections, and audit compliance. Meghan is a CPESC and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities and a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

    Dylan Drudul, CPESC

    Senior Sediment & Erosion Inspector

    City of Rockville

    Dylan has been in the stormwater management, NPDES complianceand water quality regulation industry for the past 8 years. He hasbeen a member of IECA since 2012 (26 years old)and has attended andexhibited at most of the IECA Annual Conferences since then. His extensiveknowledge of erosion & sediment control, stream restoration techniques anddesign, stormwater management and green infrastructure is vast and has been anasset not only to the industry but IECA as an organization.

    Dylan is a graduate ofSlippery Rock University (SRU) and holds a bachelor’s degree in EnvironmentalGeoscience. During his time at SRU he performed field research inthe South Dakota Badlands (July-August 2006), was an active part ofthe Geological Society of America, Regional and National (2005-2009),Pittsburgh Geological Society (2005-2009) and the EnvironmentalGeology Club (2005-2009). 

    Sonny Johns, CPESC, CISEC, CESSSWI

    Senior Stormwater Specialist

    Cardinal Strategies

    Sonny has been a member of IECA since 2011 and is the President of the South Central Chapter of IECA.  He is originally from New Orleans, LA. His career started in the oil and gas industry before transitioning to the environmental field. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Management and an M.S. in Occupational Safety & Health - Environmental Management both from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, AL.  Sonny is a CPESC, CISEC, CESSSWI, and a Registered Environmental Professional.  

    Rob Stangler

    Chief Operation Officer

    T. A. Schifsky & Son’s, Inc.

    I started in the field as a laborer, truck driver, and operator building various civil projects from rainwater gardens, driveways to streets.  I then moved on to be a general superintendent of our asphalt and earthwork crews. Currently I am the acting Chief Operation Officer and have been the Chief Operation Offer at T. A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc. for the past 16 years. I oversee our construction and estimating departments. I also do the hiring for all positions. My goal is to be an industry leader in highway heavy construction company through communicating the best practices in all aspects of our industry. I have done several lunch and lean seminars with Minnesota Asphalt and Paving Association on permeable pavements. I was very fortunate to weigh in on the MIDS permeable pavement committee at the MPCA. The various committees helped write the MIDS standards. I have truly enjoyed working with our local industry peers who represent the watersheds in our area. 

    Don Elly, CPESC, CISEC

    VP, Environmental

    Allan Myers

    Don’s career includes over 30 years of Operations leadership, including P&L and overall Stormwater Compliance responsibility, in multiple Construction Industry sectors (Energy, Commercial, Residential, Heavy Highway). Most recently, he assumed the leadership role for Environmental Compliance at Allan Myers, the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest Heavy Highway Contractor and Aggregate and Asphalt supplier. Don serves on the Boards of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy and ACE Mentor Greater Philadelphia, loves to fish, and resides with his wife of 36 years, near to his children and 6 grandchildren, in Southeast Pennsylvania.

    Jonathan Dearth, CPESC, CISEC

    Virginia Region Environmental Manager

    Allan Myers

    Jonathan Dearth, CPESC, CISEC, has been an industryprofessional since 2004 and has worked as a NPDES Consultant, Inspector,Instructor, and Environmental Manager in many facets of construction such asOverhead and Underground Power Transmission, DOT/Highway, Residential andCommercial Development, and Heavy Civil Construction. Since 2015 Jon has workedfor Allan Myers as the Virginia Region Environmental Manager at various constructionprojects, asphalt plants and other fixed facilities across the state and isinvolved with permitting, compliance, and environmental technical support atthese locations.   

    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 four (4).

    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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  • Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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 recorded webinars and a recorded 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

    On-Demand
    Leave it Looking Better Than How You Found it!
    Blaine Serrin, Kyle Fend and Sam Field - Perpetua Resources

    How Perpetua Resources 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.


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    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.


    On-Demand
    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.


    On-Demand
    Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining - Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Nicky Araujo, IECA Board of Director - President


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    One (4.5) Professional Development Hour

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    Members | Free; Nonmembers | $50 USD


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    Blaine Serrin

    Site Environmental Geologist

    Stibnite Gold Project | Perpetua Resources

    Blaine began working for Perpetua Resources in 2012 soon after getting his Bachelor’s in Geology from Central Washington University. He was a part of the initial field exploration and core logging teams. He has also conducted an auger drilling program of the legacy tailings deposit, been a geotechnical logging geologist on the drill rigs, and is currently the on-site environmental geologist in charge of surface water and groundwater monitoring and sampling.

     

    Kyle Fend

    Field Operations Manager

    Stibnite Gold Project | Perpetua Resources

    Kyle has been in the mining industry for more than 12 years, working in both operations and exploration. His experience includes a range of planning, permitting, environmental compliance, and restoration and closure at various mine sites.

    Sam Fields

    Site Supervising Geologist

    Stibnite Gold Project | Perpetua Resources

    Sam Field has been with Perpetua Resources since 2011, where he primarily worked with the exploration team before moving on to be the site environmental geologist through 2017. He is now the site supervising geologist overseeing drilling and environmental operations.

    W. Lee Daniels

    Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor of Environmental Soil Science

    Virginia Tech

    W. Lee Daniels is the Thomas B. Hutcheson Professor of Environmental Soil Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He received his Ph.D. in Soil Science from VPI & SU in 1985.  Dr. Daniels areas of specialization include stabilization and restoration of disturbed lands including areas disturbed by mining, road building, waste disposal, urbanization and erosion. Full publications and details available at: https://landrehab.org/

    Michael Frankcombe

    Environmental Management Specialist

    Michael is an environmental management specialist with more 30 years’ practical experience in the civil construction, mining, and pipeline industries.  He has been a Director of the Australasian Chapter of IECA for approximately 20 years, was President for 14 years and Technical Vice President of R1 prior to Regionalisation for three years.  He is a CPEC (No.1351) and is Co-chair of Technical Committee for Envirocert Int.

    Michael specialises in erosion and sediment control, landform design, rehabilitation, revegetation, natural channel design and water treatment. He is recognised nationally and internationally as a soil conservation specialist. He has presented many papers on erosion and sediment control and rehabilitation in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and the USA. He has also presented numerous field days on revegetation practices, creek rehabilitation, erosion and sediment control and turbid water treatment.

    Michael has also provided erosion and sediment control expert witness services to NSW and Qld Government Agencies, Local Governments, private companies and NGO’s and has a track record of developing practical and workable solutions where others fail using quality science to develop informed solutions.

    Clayton Colmer

    Senior Environmental Engineer

    New South Wales' Soil Conservation Service

    Clayton Colmer is a Senior Environmental Engineer with the state of New South Wales' Soil Conservation Service. He heads a team of 6 professional officers who deliver coastal and riverbank protection works, strategic bushfire trail construction, contaminated land management, and mine rehabilitation projects. Prior to his management role, he has worked as an engineer in the private and public sector delivering water and sewerage schemes for Australian rural and aboriginal communities, restoring industrial era canals in northern United Kingdom, and whitewater rafting in the Canadian Rocky's. Clayton has always been passionate about restoring damaged landscapes and understands that the majority of earth is no longer available for protection, leaving restoration as the key to sustainability.

    Rob Loch, BAgrSc, BA, PhD, CPSS

    Principal Consultant

    Landloch Pty Ltd

    Rob Loch is one of Australia's most experienced erosion research and management specialists. He has over 45 years’ experience in research and management of soil erosion, soil conservation, and land rehabilitation. His experience encompasses dryland and irrigated agriculture, feedlots, forest management, effluent disposal, urban development, and minesites, with experience in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, as well as across Australia. He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Australian Journal of Soil Research (1996-2001), and a member of the Committee that produced the Leading Practice Handbooks on Mine Rehabilitation for the then Federal Department of Industry, Tourism, and Resources. He has recently been involved in re-drafting the Leading Practice Handbook on Mine Rehabilitation, and in the preparation of the Best Practice document on Progressive Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Planning for Queensland. As a research scientist, he has published 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and presented over 100 papers at conferences. As a consultant, he has supervised or carried out studies on soil erosion and its control in the field and laboratory for over 20 years. These studies have included assessments of the effectiveness of a range of hydromulch and soil stabilisation products and their stability to overland flows, polyacrylamide treatment of soil surfaces, effectiveness of a range of flocculants in sediment ponds, vegetation filter strips, and other soil erosion control products.

    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

    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

    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 recorded 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 (On-Demand):

    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.

    Illinois Lake Michigan Regional General Permit 
    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.

    Shoreline Stabilization on Lake Michigan – From an Indiana Permitting Perspective
    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.

    Native Vegetation Re-establishment on Lake Michigan Bluffs: Case Study: Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon
    Clayton Frazer - Senior Ecologist,  Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc.

    ERC Senior Restoration Ecologist Clay Frazer will give an overview of native vegetation re-establishment on the coastal Lake Michigan bluff at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). Following re-grading of this 20-acre project area invasive plant species dominated the site, threatening the structural integrity of the site and negatively impacting ecological and aesthetic value of this highly visible and heavily utilized area. Mr. Frazer will discuss the biological drivers behind healthy coastal bluff plant communities, the threats to these communities, as well as methods, strategies, and specialized erosion control products employed to re-establish deep-rooted native plant communities to the site.


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    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.

    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.  

    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.   

    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).

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  • IECA Virtual Connection: Stormwater and Erosion Control 3.0

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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 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

    On-Demand:

    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.

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    Slope Stabilization in Green Infrastructure Projects

    Dana Nunez Brown - Principal, Dana Brown and Associates

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    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).



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  • IECA Design Standard: Sediment Barrier - Silt Fence

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/20/2021

    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. 

    Included in this package is the recorded webinar from January 20, 2021 discussing this standard. Upon completion of the webinar, you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour. 

    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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  • 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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    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.

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    One (1) Professional Development Hour

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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.

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    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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  • 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.
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      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).

    To claim your credit - select the 'content' tab and under 'claim credit' certificates will unlock upon completion of the program. 



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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. 

    On-Demand:

      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).

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