Applying the Principles of Living Shorelines in Tidal and Non-Tidal Environments

Recorded On: 02/24/2020

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This course will focus on implementation of erosion control solutions along shorelines and streambanks in areas of tidal influence. Participants will learn how sustainable strategies can influence public and private projects and how to overcome the challenges of working in waters influenced by tidal action. Content will address the effects of salinity, fluctuating water levels and the importance selection of plant species. The presentation will also guide participants on how to replicate living shoreline in freshwater environments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the causes of bank erosion in intertidal zones.
  2. Develop and implement vegetation strategies in tidal zones.
  3. Assess erosion control product applicability for challenging site conditions.

Course Level: Intermediate

Eric Seidl, LEED-AP

Sales Manager, Envirolok, LLC

As Sales Manager at Envirolok, Mr. Seidl provides outreach and support to designers, contractors and regulatory agencies seeking a long-term, sustainable solutions for slope stabilization, stream restoration, stormwater management and shoreline erosion. Prior to joining Envirolok, Eric spent nearly 20 years in the field of landscape architecture. Through this work experience, Mr. Seidl has played a key role in design, consensus building and construction for a variety of public & private projects, focusing on sustainable solutions for parks, waterfronts and urban stormwater management. 


• 2017 Mayors Award - Garden Homes Park, Milwaukee, WI 

• 2015 Mayors Award - Ezekiel Gillespie Park, Milwaukee, WI 

• 2015 Mayors Award - Green Corridor, Milwaukee, WI 

• 2013 WPRA Park Design Award- Langer Park, Marshall, WI 

• 2008 USGBC Natural Talent Regional Design Competition, 1st Place 

• 2007 USGBC Natural Talent National Design Competition, 2nd Place Affiliations 

• Energy Exchange, Board President. 

• YMCA of Dane County, Board Member.

To receive credit for this class you must listen to the entire presentation, complete the course quiz with a passing grade of 70% of better and complete the course evaluation. After all course components are complete - you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour of credit. 


Applying the Principles of Living Shorelines in Tidal and Non-Tidal Environments
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1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
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