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Erosion Control Weekly

Your Credit Rating Just Got More Complicated

Your Credit Rating Just Got More Complicated

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One of the tricky things about sea level rise is that it’s not happening equally in all places. Lots of people picture the world’s oceans as a sort of huge bathtub: If you add water, say from melting polar ice, then the level should go up evenly everywhere, right? But  … Read More

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Erosion Control magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Erosion Control  … Read More

The Groundwater Problem

The Groundwater Problem

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We’ve talked a lot about drought in the US, and although it seems to be lessening in many areas, we’re still drawing heavily on groundwater for irrigation and drinking water supplies—so much so that the ground is subsiding.

We’re not alone, however, and as this article describes, the Middle East—particularly  … Read More

An Ancient Weapon—Literally—Against Erosion

An Ancient Weapon—Literally—Against Erosion

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The indigenous Chamorro people of the Mariana Islands in the South Pacific have a traditional—and deadly—weapon called the slingstone. As described here, the oval-shaped stones were once carved from limestone or basalt or made from fire-hardened clay. Warriors suspended the stones from a sling, sometimes made from coconut fiber, and  … Read More

Erosion Control for Construction Projects

Erosion Control for Construction Projects

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Every type of construction project—building, road, bridge—involves erosion control. As soon as removal of an existing structure starts or a shovel turns over grass to expose the soil beneath, the need for erosion control begins.  … Read More

Eating Lunch vs. Being Lunch

Eating Lunch vs. Being Lunch

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We have an adversarial relationship to fire these days. This year has been one of the worst for wildfires in the US; at various times this fall, more than 2 million acres have been burning at once. The US Fish and Wildlife Service estimated, back in September, that more than  … Read More

Get Organized: A Look at Comprehensive Tool Tracking

Get Organized: A Look at Comprehensive Tool Tracking

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If you’re like most contractors, you’ve invested a lot of money to ensure that your teams have the required tools for completing jobs. However, despite these large investments in tool assets, you might not be tracking their usage and location like you do with your big machinery. We get  … Read More

“Keep the Stubble”

“Keep the Stubble”

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Don Johnson might have led the trend, way back in the ’80s, toward the stubbled look, but the word is taking on a whole different meaning this month. The Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to keep the stubble—that is, the cut stalks left in the field after grain such  … Read More

Fire’s Complicated Aftermath

Fire’s Complicated Aftermath

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Most of us following the news of the fires in northern California are aware of the immense amount of work that must follow after the flames are out. There’s an urgent need to stabilize the affected areas to prevent erosion and further damage to the region—everything from flooding to mudslides—but  … Read More

Shoreline Protection That Lasts

Shoreline Protection That Lasts

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The coastal environment constantly ebbs, flows, and shifts. Its dynamic, ever-changing properties provide one of the most habitat-rich ecosystems on the planet and a critical buffer between the ocean and mainland. Frequently, the coast also experiences conflicting human and natural processes; the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science notes that  … Read More

Blame the Vikings

Blame the Vikings

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about loss of vegetation worldwide as measured by satellites, and some time before that about global loss of tree canopy. There have been many attempts at planting, or replanting, trees around the world, sometimes in areas where logging or cutting down trees for  … Read More

Stabilizing Hillsides and Creek Bottoms

Stabilizing Hillsides and Creek Bottoms

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The rolling landscape of Scott County, MN, is rural but not particularly remote. “That area is farm country, and the Minnesota River goes through the entire area. On the top of the bluffs it’s farmland, but at the river, the elevation drops about 200 feet in 800 feet,” says Paul  … Read More



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