Erosion and sediment control is the practice of preventing or reducing the movement of sediment from a site during construction through the implementation of man-made structures, land management techniques, or natural processes.
Erosion and sediment control limits the amount of sediment that is carried into lakes, streams, and rivers by stormwater runoff. Proper planning of construction site activities greatly reduces the impact of pollution and soil disturbance activities on nearby resources.
This course provides basic information on what erosion and sedimentation are, and why they are important to control. It also covers widely used types of erosion control measures and sedimentation prevention and management practices, using photos and diagrams to explain installation of these devices. It concludes with an overview of erosion and sediment control plans.
- Erosion and Sediment Fundamentals
- Erosion Control Measures
- Sediment Control Practices
- Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
Who Should Take This Course
This course is intended for a variety of positions within local agencies and tribal governments, focusing on those who are handle the planning and implementation of erosion and sediment control devices.
Accessing the Course
This training is offered via the course management system Canvas. Upon completing your online registration, you will receive an email confirmation. To access the course, please visit Canvas and login with your University of Minnesota internet ID and password. Once you have been enrolled, your course will appear on your Canvas dashboard.
If for any reason you do not have access to the course after enrolling, please contact Katherine Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer work best for this course.
- Students will earn 0.5 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit. To earn this credit, students are required to send a copy of the course completion certificate to email@example.com
- To the best of our knowledge, this course meets the continuing education requirements for 3.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID website.
This course is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Course curriculum was developed and compiled by FHWA Center for Local Aid Support in conjunction with a technical advisory panel of experts including local agencies and state DOTs.