NC Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop


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Click Participant, Vendor or Half-day.

Participant $150
Industry Vendor  $295

Half-day Virtual Participant  $80


Kathryn Luxford or Joni Tanner

December 2, 2021
8am – 4pm

Raleigh, NC

Presented by:
NC Department of Environmental Quality – Land Quality Section
In partnership with:
NCSU Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
SE Chapter of the IECA
Attend this workshop to hear from a wide range of experts on the front lines of these issues to learn about solutions based on innovative design and solid research. In the morning, hear from State Erosion Control, Stormwater, and Forestry representatives on the latest regulatory and program changes, and approaches to successful permit coordination. Private industry professionals will also share their innovative solutions to common problems. In the afternoon, join us in the field where research updates will demonstrate how systems can be improved for better performance.
And, of course, you can fulfill your professional development needs as the year winds down.



NOTE:  Face coverings are strictly required in the McKimmon Center.

Half-day Virtual Participants: Live stream the Indoor Sessions, 8:00am – 12:00pm only.


*Begin Live Stream for Half-day Virtual Participants.

Welcome and Overview
Susan White, PhD
Executive Director, WRRI
Chair, SCC
DEQ E&SC Program Update
Julie Coco, PE, DEMLR
Permit Coordination
Julie Coco, PE, DEMLR
DEQ Stormwater Program Update
Alaina Morman, DEMLR
Forestry Updates: USLE, BMPs, and the FAP
Tom Gerow, Jr., RF, CESSWI, NC Forest Service
Updated precipitation estimates for NC – NOAA Atlas-14
Matthew Lauffer, PE, CPM, NCDOT
Mitigation Case Study from Wildland Engineering
TBD, Wildlands Engineering
Lin Xu, DEQ, Division of Mitigation Services
*End Live Stream for Half-day Virtual Participants.
Issues, Challenges, and Progress on the 540 NCDOT Project
Donald Pearson, EI, Summit Design and Engineering
Aaron Harper, PE, NCDOT, Roadside Environmental Unit
12:00-12:45pm Lunch at McKimmon Center
12:45-1:00pm Travel to the Sediment and Erosion Control Research and Education Facility
1:00-3:45pm Field Presentations

  • Silt fence outlet options
  • Drone use and requirements
  • Flocculation systems for pumped water
  • Sediment basin surface outlets and porous baffle functions
  • Engineered stormwater swale options
  • Measurement methods for soil infiltration
  • Grass vs. wildflowers, tillage with and without compost
  • Rainfall simulator demonstration of erosion control
  • Fiber check dams and polyacrylamide for turbidity control
3:45-4:00pm Certificates of Attendance and Adjourn

 Registration Information

To register, click Participant, Vendor or Half-day below.

Participant: $150

Industry Vendor: $295

Half-day Virtual Participant: $80

  • Industry Vendors will have a table top display space at the back of the classroom.  Vendors may also opt to participate in the field demonstrations by providing supplies or installing devices. To coordinate field supplies and installations, contact Jamie Luther at:

Professional Credit

Full Day In-person: 6 hours
Virtual Morning Only: 3.5 hours

Certificates of attendance will be distributed at the field site for in-person participants.  Virtual participants will receive certificates of attendance by email by Dec 10th.

  • Certified Professionals in Erosion & Sediment Control (self-claim)
  • Licensed Soil Scientists (self-claim)
  • Professional Engineers and Surveyors (self-claim)