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Sustainable Native Plant Establishment, Bioengineering & Successful Monitoring Methods - Part One and Two

Part One of a two module course about Native Plant Establishment and includes elements and methods for developing a well-thought-out native vegetation establishment program. In this first module, participants will learn why native plants are better than non-natives, what makes a good erosion control species, how to select plant species specific to their regions that can best control erosion and sediment transport, how to develop a suitable seed mixture of species, the pros and cons of different seeding techniques, and methods to ensure the success of your plan. The course is taught by an experienced restoration ecologist with over 35 years’ experience, and countless projects, some of them award winning, under his belt. The course is suitable for beginners to experts, and all will find something of value in the information provided. Part two of a two module course about Native Plant Establishment. In this second module the focus is on addressing the importance of seeding and planting methods, and soil amending, as well as post planting monitoring. This part of the course will help participants identify and understand how to address various problem soils that are commonly encountered. In addition, monitoring methods are discussed and participants will learn how to prepare a monitoring plan suitable for most jurisdictions. Part Two is taught by the same experienced restoration ecologist with over 35 years’ experience, and countless projects, some of them award winning, as Part One. The course is suitable for beginners to experts, and all will find something of value in the information provided.
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Sustainable Native Plant Establishment, Bioengineering & Successful Monitoring Methods - Part Two

This is Part two of a two module course about Native Plant Establishment. In this second module the focus is on addressing the importance of seeding and planting methods, and soil amending, as well as post planting monitoring. This part of the course will help participants identify and understand how to address various problem soils that are commonly encountered. In addition, monitoring methods are discussed and participants will learn how to prepare a monitoring plan suitable for most jurisdictions. Part Two is taught by the same experienced restoration ecologist with over 35 years’ experience, and countless projects, some of them award winning, as Part One. The course is suitable for beginners to experts, and all will find something of value in the information provided.
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TAB "SWPPP it or Sweat It" Stormwater Training Program

This training is a collaborative effort between the Texas Association of Builders, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency-Region Six. The objective of the SWPPP It or SWEAT It training is to provide you the information tools you need to manage stormwater on your construction sites and also meet the training necessary to complete the requirements for receiving your Yellow Sticker for your construction site.
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Techniques for Effective Beach & Shoreline Stabilization • Part One

Module one discusses the components of the coastal system and explains longshore transport, tidal inlet processes, the causes of erosion and offers a variety of engineering solution to address these problems. Shoreline armoring methods (which can include a multitude of such engineering solutions as vertical sheet pile bulkheads or seawalls, revetments, geotextile structures, and other forms of armoring) are discussed, along with structural designs intended to protect the shoreline, such as groins and breakwaters. Examples of the variety of these types of structures, the materials that are used, and their application are discussed, outlining their function and potential adverse impacts as well as the benefits that they can provide.
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Techniques for Effective Beach & Shoreline Stabilization • Part One & Part Two

Module one discusses the components of the coastal system and explains longshore transport, tidal inlet processes, the causes of erosion and offers a variety of engineering solution to address these problems. Shoreline armoring methods (which can include a multitude of such engineering solutions as vertical sheet pile bulkheads or seawalls, revetments, geotextile structures, and other forms of armoring) are discussed, along with structural designs intended to protect the shoreline, such as groins and breakwaters. Examples of the variety of these types of structures, the materials that are used, and their application are discussed, outlining their function and potential adverse impacts as well as the benefits that they can provide. Module two discusses beach and dune restoration and nourishment as an important component of proper coastal system management. Construction and maintenance of the components that make up the coastal system, such as dune restoration (including dune vegetation and sand fencing) and beach nourishment, are discussed in detail, including construction techniques and costs. The variety of techniques and equipment used to construct projects is discussed at length, including locating and analyzing compatible sediment material, which includes grain size, composition, and color, both from offshore and upland areas. Finding and transporting the best sediment material for the appropriate beach and dune system is a major focal point.
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The Essentials of Turbidity Control

Save 50% with the purchase of The Essentials of Turbidity Control! This package will provide you the fundamentals of turbidity control on your construction site. Brush up on the basic concepts of turbidity control and how to avoid muddy water leaving your site. Then learn about controlling turbidity and getting flocculation to work on your site followed by turbidity reduction techniques for pumping operations on construction sites. Finally, build upon your knowledge and gain valuable insight into advanced turbidity treatment systems.
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The Evolution of Sediment Control Technology

This course will focus on the ever expanding set of tools now available to assist with sediment control on active job sites. While traditional approaches involved creative use of existing materials, newer solutions have been developed with specific problem solving as the focus. The goal of this session will be to provide immediately useful information to all who participate.
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The Five Fundamentals for Successful Restoration of Disturbe

Those overseeing land rehabilitation efforts should integrate the five fundamentals for successful land restoration into their projects. This presentation will provide details on the five fundamentals along with real world examples of success and challenges.
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The Important Role of Vegetation in Stormwater Management

Vegetation is Nature’s best management practice (BMP) for controlling erosion, yet when we discuss BMPs, we are often focused on structural practices that reduce erosion and/or remove sediment. This webinar will focus on the important role that vegetation plays in stormwater management during and after construction and will present new guidance developed in Colorado that covers many fundamentals of successful revegetation and could be adapted to other regions. Dr. Earles will discuss the different hydrologic, physical and biological processes that make vegetation an effective BMP. Students will leave the webinar with a renewed appreciation for vegetation and the key role it plays in effective stormwater management.
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