April 1, 2016 09:44
The Oconomowoc Watershed Protection Program (OWPP) in Wisconsin has completed two erosion-control projects and plans to do one more next summer. Erosion control efforts began one year ago, ...
March 28, 2016 09:44
A massive sinkhole recently opened near a highway along the coast of southern Oregon, after the town of Harbor saw heavy rainfall in January. A contractor was working on the sinkhole in Febr...
March 24, 2016 09:43
The erosion-control program in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, will be under state supervision after an audit deemed its performance as unsatisfactory. Auditors reported that the soil er...
March 20, 2016 09:43
Long Beach Island, New Jersey, was in the midst of a $128 million beach and dune construction project, when the contractor performing the work, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, decided to pull its...
March 16, 2016 12:37
Sharan Wilson has been named executive director for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Region One. She succeeds Russ Adsit, FASLA. Adsit led IECA from November 2007 to June 2015. Wilson was formally introduced at IECA’s “Environmental Connection 2016” conference in San Antonio, Texas, recently....
Jan. 28, 2016 01:06
The year 2015 has brought significant international recognition of the importance of dirt. This is the Year of Soil, according to the U.N., and they’ve stood behind their declaration by celebratin...
Jan. 24, 2016 01:04
In Traverse City, Michigan, a rewritten draft of a soil erosion ordinance is on its way towards countywide approval, but not without a fight. The Watershed Center for Grand Traverse Bay opposes ...
Jan. 19, 2016 01:04
One-third of the world’s arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution over the last 40 years, according to a new report. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Sheffi...
Jan. 18, 2016 03:36
USGS geologist Joel Sankey and his colleagues used computer models to simulate wildfires across the West over the first half of the 21st century. “The simulations are based on three different climate and wildfire scenarios, and we also used three different erosion models,” said Sankey....
Nov. 24, 2015 07:56
Commissioners in Otter Creek Township, Pennsylvania, voted to delay the stabilization of the ground beneath the Freeland Road Bridge for lack of bids. Only one contractor submitted a bid for the...

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