Nov. 18, 2016 04:15
There were mainly rattlesnakes and a few others, some harmless, some not. “The guy I was working with spots a rattler that’s stuck on a dock going out to a retention pond. He yells, ‘I have to go get that one!’ and runs over and chops the snake’s head off....
Nov. 18, 2016 04:15
A raging wildfire like this one will always lead the news, but not much about the blaze will grab headlines after the firefighters go home. Not many people know what happens after the fire is out, except for government officials and a community of soil erosion and hydroseeding professionals who specialize in post-fire reclamation....
Sept. 15, 2014 06:31
The hurricane that ripped through Hawaii reminded me that we are now in hurricane season. Although we’re used to seeing hurricanes on the East Coast, this one came out of the West and seemed to start the season off with a bang. It made me think again about how powerful these storms can be, and the tremendous damage they can do to lives and property....
May 21, 2012 04:20
There seems to be some good vibes in the air; however, I can’t quite put my finger on it. Ever since attending the IECA conference and trade show, I’ve had this feeling that the erosion and stormwater control markets are about to move up a few notches....
Sept. 17, 2012 04:08
Brandon Coppedge knows that concern firsthand—he’s a project manager for Selby’s Soil in Newcastle, California. He’s worked on a number of highway projects for Caltrans. On one particular project, they needed to cut a path into a mountain for a new highway....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
The fire season has been said to start in late August or early September. However, this year was different. It started in June when a fire broke out in New Mexico, and moved into Arizona. Another fire broke out in Arizona, killing 19 firemen, the most tragic news of all....
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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