Tag: streambank stabilization

Stream restoration or river restoration, sometimes called river reclamation in the UK, describes a set of activities that help improve the environmental health of a river or stream. These activities aim to restore the natural state and functioning of the river system in support of biodiversity, recreation, flood management and landscape development.

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

IECA News

IECA News

Why Should YOU Attend Environmental Connection?
As always, Environmental Connection promises an entertaining and educational experience. This year, the 44th annual IECA conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on February 16–19, 2016. The event will host the usual roundup of educational sessions, exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and a cast of characters from the erosion, sediment,

IECA News

IECA News

IECA Officer Announcement
IECA Region One membership voted to newly elect Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP (new Treasurer); Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC (new Educational VP); and Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC (new Marketing VP).
During the February Board Meeting, IECA ­Directors also voted new officer positions, which include:
President: Brock Peters
Admin VP: Charlie Riling
Educational VP:

Mats, Concrete, Blocks, and Rocks: The Lowdown on Riprap – Part 2

Mats, Concrete, Blocks, and Rocks:
The Lowdown on Riprap – Part 2

In California, the Department of Public Transportation (Caltrans) sets specifications for using hard armor. Rock used for slope protection should exhibit stability, durability, and consistency. It should meet the specifications of the Army Corps of Engineers or Caltrans, with the supplier having no rejected loads due to any inferior materials.

IECA Announces Board of Directors

Denver, Colo. – Last fall, the IECA Region One membership voted to elect Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP; Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC and Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC as new directors beginning their terms in February 2015. During the February 2015 Board Meeting in Portland, IECA Directors selected their new officer positions,

Reader Profile: Colin Barnard

Reader Profile: Colin Barnard

When Colin Barnard and his colleagues go to work, their gear may include a firearm for bear protection and a satellite phone for communications. Only recently was he able to get a 4G phone. Knowing survival skills and wilderness first aid is as essential as knowing how to mitigate environmental

IECA Announces 2015 Directors

Denver, Colo. – The International Erosion Control Association Region One membership voted to newly elect Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED “ AP; Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC and Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC. Koepke, Sanders and Schneider will begin their terms on the Board of Directors in February, alongside fellow members Brock Peters,

Reining In Wayward Creeks

Reining In Wayward Creeks

When David T. Williams gets a call to begin consulting on a streambank stabilization project, it could be for a variety of reasons. “If the river is misbehaving, or it’s going to look ugly, or it’s going to expose some infrastructure-a pipeline-or maybe for home protection,” or a combination of

Quantifying Urban Land-Use Impacts on Suspended Sediment Particle Size Class Distribution

Quantifying Urban Land-Use Impacts on Suspended Sediment Particle Size Class Distribution

Suspended sediment is among the primary causes of freshwater impairment, affecting the biological, chemical, and physical health of aquatic ecosystems (Uri 2001). Excess sediment is associated with a host of aquatic ecosystem impacts including reduced transmission of sunlight, which can inhibit photosynthesis and primary productivity (Campbell et al. 2005). Too

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