Tag: soil scientist

Soil science is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the Earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils.

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Editor’s Comments: Where Do We Go From Here?

Editor’s Comments: Where Do We Go From Here?

A little more than two years ago, I wrote an editorial for Stormwater—Erosion Control’s sister publication—about the agri­cultural exemption from many of our water-quality regulations. While urban areas and construction sites are subject to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and other requirements, agricultural operations have less oversight, and their

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

The Science of Seeds

The Science of Seeds

Remember how 10 blindfolded people in a room each describe the elephant from their own perspective? The same might be said of soil—the stuff we interchangeably refer to as ground, dirt, or surface covering. Eric C. Brevik, a professor of soil science at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, illustrates

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

Subsurface Surveying in Vacuum Excavation Work

Subsurface Surveying in Vacuum Excavation Work

In a continuing discussion of utility locator technologies and applications in vacuum excavation, author Carol Brzozowski discusses ground-penetrating radar (GPR) in Part 6 of this ongoing series. Our author explains how a manufacturer surpasses conventional GPR limitations in the pursuit of higher sophistication in utilities location. Continue this series below

Playing Sherlock to Detect Erosion

Playing Sherlock to Detect Erosion

A recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Quality shows how the color of sediment can reveal its source.

Researchers from the University of Manitoba and the University of Northern British Columbia were able to identify the origins of sediments in Manitoba’s Tobacco Creek watershed, whose streams flow to the

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

Even the best stormwater BMP design, ultimately is only as good as its construction. And the key to successful construction? A balanced mix of field engineering, natural science know-how, and great construction technique.

Join Ted Hartsig for the fourth session of our Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs Master Class Series  exploring the basics

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

Even the best stormwater BMP design, ultimately is only as good as its construction. And the key to successful construction? A balanced mix of field engineering, natural science know-how, and great construction technique.

Join Ted Hartsig for the fourth session of our Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs Master Class Series exploring the basics of

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

Even the best stormwater BMP design, ultimately is only as good as its construction. And the key to successful construction at your waste management site? A balanced mix of field engineering, natural science know-how, and great construction technique.

Join Ted Hartsig for the fourth session of our Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs Master

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