Tag: preventing erosion

Measures employed to prevent erosion including: soil stabilization practices, limited grading, mulch, temporary or permanent cover, compost application, and construction phasing. Erosion control is especially important in the Northland due to clay soils.

Fighting Fire With… Goats?

Fighting Fire With… Goats?

We’ve often covered the process of preventing erosion after a wildfire and revegetating areas that have been affected. The flip side, though, is reducing the chances of fire in the first place. As this Erosion Control article points out, fires once burned naturally throughout forested areas, reducing the excess vegetation

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Imagine a stormwater management system that provides sedimentation, variable denitrification and oxygen saturation, evapotranspiration, volatilization, and infiltration. Is this the newest high-tech engineered stormwater treatment system? No, it’s the original green infrastructure: the stream channel. In suburban and rural communities in New England and many other parts of the country,

Making Use of Mollusks

Making Use of Mollusks

Raw, deep fried, served in a stew, or baked up as Oysters Rockefeller—in one form or another, Americans consume about 10 million pounds of oysters a year. But it turns out they’re good for something more than just eating. In South Carolina, a project is underway to add hundreds of

Not Necessarily Christmassy, But They Are Pool-Friendly

Not Necessarily Christmassy, But They Are Pool-Friendly

If you’re contemplating a new look for the new year—at least for your city streets—there’s a website you need to see.

Last week I mentioned Peru’s National REDD+ Program, which is trying to slow deforestation with the aim, among other things, of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A further step in this

Cost-Effective Erosion Control With Blankets and Mats – Part 1

Cost-Effective Erosion Control With Blankets and Mats – Part 1

For temporary slope protection or long-term channel reinforcement, erosion control blankets and turf reinforcement mats are finding new uses in diverse environments.

Today’s tough federal and state environmental laws force both public and private developers to be much more careful in developing a construction site than in the past. National Pollutant

Drought Defense

Drought Defense

It’s tempting to pile all of our natural disasters together and think of them as one type of unwanted intrusion we must learn to manage. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, and ice storms prevail in different parts of our country, but there’s another natural menace that can turn up in

A Sedimental Journey

A Sedimental Journey

Controlling sediment concerns more than just state and federal regulators. In a recent Sarasota, FL, project, clean water was important to the resident fish as well as the developers of a world-class competitive rowing facility. “The project was a fishery relocation, draining a 40-acre lake. Cattleman Road was being extended,

Project Profile: Landfill Equilibrium

Project Profile: Landfill Equilibrium

Modern landfills operate under many regulations. Under EPA Title V, landfills must prevent the escape of methane gas emissions through the installation of a gas collection and control system (GCCS). In addition, EPA Subtitle D requires landfill operators to perform temporary, or intermediate, closure once individual landfill cells are full,

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