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Burning Issues

Burning Issues

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We’ve talked a lot online and in the magazine about what to do following a wildfire: how to stop the bare soil from moving, how to revegetate quickly, and how to prevent or at least minimize the flooding and landslides that so often follow. Now California—a state that’s repeatedly experienced  … Read More

Closing Up

Closing Up

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Researchers at the University of California Riverside and elsewhere have just published a paper linking the effects of climate change to more frequent and intense flooding. It has to do with the effects of temperature, rainfall, and humidity on the macropores in the soil—that is, the spaces larger than 0.08  … 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

Testing Inlet and Storm Drain Protection Devices

Testing Inlet and Storm Drain Protection Devices

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Urban stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution because it carries pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizer, animal waste, trash, debris, and other substances through storm drains and into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.  … Read More

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

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Very few of us are fond of our morning commute. Now imagine if you had to travel many miles out of your way because of a closed bridge—one that’s unlikely to be repaired anytime soon—or an impassable road.

That’s the situation facing many people in Mississippi, just one of the  … Read More

Post-Fire Erosion Control Methods

Post-Fire Erosion Control Methods

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In total, the North Bay fires of 2017 burned about 40,000 acres. The southern California fires were even larger, totaling 1 million acres. The fires burned a wide variety of landscapes, including whole neighborhoods in flat, urbanized areas. Unlike rural areas, these areas are served by urban infrastructure, including storm  … Read More

Saving It Up for a Rainy Day

Saving It Up for a Rainy Day

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With many states in the Southwest facing prolonged drought, the question of who has access to water—when and how much of it—is heating up. Arizona, which ranks lowest in priority among several states for obtaining water from the Colorado River, initially agreed to cut a third of its annual use,  … Read More

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

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No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.  … Read More

Reconnecting Floodplains

Reconnecting Floodplains

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It’s getting harder to predict the weather. As this New York Times article points out, “Researchers say it is unclear whether climate change will make California drier or wetter on average. What is more certain is that the state will increasingly whipsaw between extremes, with drier dry years, wetter wet  … Read More

Glossing Over the Problem

Glossing Over the Problem

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At some point, the editors of all of Forester’s publications have addressed the problems with infrastructure in the US: too little funding, too much needing to be done, too many arguments about what should have the highest priority. You can see a roundup here of some industry experts’ opinions.

It  … Read More

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

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The world of permeable pavers is multifaceted. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be placed in a wide range of configurations to match tastes, function, or budgets. They can play a central role in meeting a wide variety of water-quality improvement goals. Projects employing permeable  … Read More

Catching Up to What’s Already Here

Catching Up to What’s Already Here

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A debate that’s happening in many different cities across the US is being played out right now in the mid-sized community of Greenville, NC. The city’s population is just shy of 90,000—although there are nearly 175,000 in the entire metropolitan area—and it’s growing at a fairly rapid pace. And that’s  … Read More

The Fog Catchers

The Fog Catchers

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In the 1946 short story “Miss Winters and the Wind,” a woman tries to capture the wind in a bedsheet; the results aren’t quite what she’d intended. Today, a small farming community in Chile is having better luck catching fog in a net.

As we face the possibility of increasingly longer  … Read More



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