Erosion Control

Our Experience
For many years Fortin Consulting was the administrator for the Minnesota Erosion Control Association. We were involved in the day to day operations, conference and event planning, publication development, research, and industry education.

We worked with Sea Grant, NRRI, and University of Minnesota to publish Field Guide for Maintaining Rural Roadside Ditches.

Question

Do you know the difference between erosion control and sediment control?

Answer
  • Erosion control is the practice of preventing soils from moving
  • Sediment control is the practice of preventing soils that have moved from getting into our lakes and rivers

The first strategy to use on a construction site is erosion control. Proper sediment control can protect water quality in the event that erosion control fails.

Straw blanketed slope for Erosion Control
Geofence used for Sediment Control