March 16, 2016 12:37
Change in this case consists mainly of a vast increase in the number and quality of innovative tools and materials that are either currently available or being developed. These new materials, methods and best management practices (BMPs) help you do what you do better, faster, cheaper and in more environmentally-sound ways....
March 18, 2013 03:46
It’s not meant to be seen. Ideally, it disappears, either partially or completely, over time, as nature fills in where it couldn’t before. Think of a plaster cast on a broken bone. Once the bone heals, the cast is unnecessary. Until the bone knits, however, that cast is indispensible....
Sept. 20, 2010 05:11
While bulldozers dig into slopes and developers erect structures of concrete and clay over the land, Mother Nature is constantly fighting back by moving the very soil beneath them, sometimes with disastrous results. Soil erosion is primarily caused by two of nature’s most powerful weapons: wind and water....
July 15, 2015 12:26
When we were little kids and had bad dreams about ‘the boogeyman,’ we hid under our blankets. We believed that nothing could get to us, as long as we were under that protective layer of fabric. It’s a great analogy for erosion control work and the products we use to do it with. One of the things we do to keep boogeymen away is to lay down protective blankets. Except our boogeymen are ...
July 15, 2014 11:34
Geosynthetics is really an umbrella term for the vast array of materials that make up the world of engineered products. They are used for controlling erosion, covering soil, or for separating layers of soil. These products can also be used as soil stabilizer, even as drainage aids....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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