Do you know the difference between erosion control and sediment control?
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.
Which is the first strategy you should use on a construction site? Erosion control. What is the practice that should be in place if your erosion control fails? Sediment control.
Fortin Consulting partnered with Sea Grant and the University of Minnesota Extension to create a Field Guide for Rural Roadside Ditch Management in northeastern Minnesota. This field guide was finalized in 2014. The guide includes practical ways to maintain ditches so that erosion is minimized, and water resources are protected.