Tag: soil and water conservation

The preservation of soil against deterioration or erosion, and the maintenance of the fertilizing elements for crop production.

USDA Invests $225 Million in Innovative Conservation Partnerships

USDA Invests $225 Million in Innovative Conservation Partnerships

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 88 high-impact projects across the country will receive $225 million in federal funding as part of the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). In addition, partners have proposed to contribute up to an additional $500 million to improve

Helping the Fish to Cross the Road

Helping the Fish to Cross the Road

In recent years, efforts to restore fish habitat in the US have gained momentum. It has been recognized that barriers to fish passage have suppressed populations of salmonid fish species such as coho, Chinook, steelhead, and others. These fish are important for many reasons. According to the Wild Salmon Center

Editor’s Comments: Seattle on the Horizon

Editor’s Comments: Seattle on the Horizon

Are you familiar with the new ASCE standard for permeable pavements? Do you know how many gallons of water an average tree canopy can hold after a storm? Can you name 10 emerging trends in stormwater management? Do you know where to go during a tornado in downtown Indianapolis?

If you

Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

Are you familiar with the new ASCE standard for permeable pavements? Do you know how many gallons of water an average tree canopy can hold after a storm? Can you name 10 emerging trends in stormwater management?

If you attended StormCon 2016 in Indianapolis last month, you probably have the answers

Reader Profile: Duane Burrow

Reader Profile: Duane Burrow

While working in the government sector, Duane Burrow became increasingly cognizant of the importance of the long-term impact of a good SWPPP, or stormwater pollution prevention plan. Now in the private sector in Elkhart County, IN, as a registered professional soil scientist and CPESC with his own company, Soil Scientist

Saving Streams

Saving Streams

As streambanks erode over time, erosion control specialists are called in to mitigate the problem with approaches that may include hard armor or a softer approach, such as bioengineering. The long-term goal—as well as costs, function, permeability, flexibility, and aesthetics—often dictate the approach.

Protecting Coral in Guánica Bay
One project in Puerto

Saving Streams

Saving Streams

As streambanks erode over time, erosion control specialists are called in to mitigate the problem with approaches that may include hard armor or a softer approach, such as bioengineering. The long-term goal—as well as costs, function, permeability, flexibility, and aesthetics—often dictate the approach.

Protecting Coral in Guánica Bay
One project in Puerto

Reader Profile: Nate Frazee

Reader Profile: Nate Frazee

Nate Frazee comes from a long line of excavators, going back to his great-grandfather. ­Unlike many situations in which a family business is formed and passed on from generation to ­generation, it was the skills—not the actual business—that Frazee inherited from his elders. Each generation has had an independent business. His 80-year-old grandfather

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