Biotic Soil Amendments for Site Revegetation
Biotic Soil Amendments, BSA's, have become as cost effective way to successfully re-vegetate sites with poor soils. The erosion control is pretty good at preventing erosion when we do what we know we should, however we still fail all too often at the vegetation establishment goals. BSA's offer a cost effective way to jumpstart the soil building process at the time of seeding to ensure the site will be stable long term. This presentation explores the available BSA's and follows case studies of their effective use on challenging projects.
Understand the advantage of Biotic Soil Amendments for site revegetation.
Learn about the products commercially available on the market.
Examine several field case studies using Biotic Soil Amendments.
Course Level: Intermediate
IECA CEU Webinar
from April 15, 2015
Alex Zimmerman, CPESC, CISEC, CESSWI
Alex Zimmerman brings over 15 years of large scale construction experience to Erosion and Sediment Control training. From large disturbance, linear, and single family construction to restoration and emergency landslide repair his experiences add to informative trainings on real world compliance issues for construction site operators, inspectors, and designers. From his first IECA experience at Palm Springs Alex has consistently found value in the quality education he receives from IECA training. By getting involved in the Pacific Northwest Chapter he has worked to bring more local training opportunities the IECA members and the local community. Working with CSI Geosynthetics in Vancouver Washington Alex has been helping project teams succeed by planning for the productive, compliant, completion of varied construction tasks. Consulting has been keeping Alex busy across the country and in his favorite destination state, Alaska. “The beautiful scenery, challenging climate, and great people make Alaska special and a place I never get tired of.” says Zimmerman. Focusing on productive site management for compliance Alex assists project teams with planning, and site audits to identify potential problems and more effectively insure regulatory compliance. Sought after for site consulting and training Alex finds time to volunteer with his local watershed stewards association and assist the NRDC and Waterkeepers with policy and expert advice. Alex has been recognized by associations and agencies for his professional course preparation and delivery. Developing custom trainings for audiences as varied as Alaska Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska Department of Transportation, Building Industry Association of Washington, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and cities in British Columbia Alex stays up to date and informed on the latest regulations and compliance challenges. Awarded the Educational Achievement award for 2009 by the International Erosion Control Association Alex continues to keep up to date and present the latest information. Course participants learn how to control costs, prevent erosion, protect water quality, and comply with permit requirements in an positive, proactive, profitable manner.
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