International Erosion Control Association (IECA)


Our Mission

The purpose of the Mountain States Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association is to provide a regional forum for the exchange and review of information related to the causes, effects, management, long-term impacts, and solutions for soil erosion, vegetation establishment and sediment control in the mountain states of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota. The active participation of government officials, academic leaders, researchers, manufacturers, consultants and contractors represents the diverse resources that will be available to members of the Mountain States Chapter.

The CASFM 2022 Conference will be held in Steamboat, CO
Tuesday, September 13 – Friday, September 16th at the Steamboat Grand.

The IECA Mountain States Conference & Expo

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Central Park in Denver, Colorado
When: November 14th & 15th, 2022
More Info: This event is hosted by the Mountain States Chapter of IECA featuring industry erosion and sediment control and environmental compliance professionals from various industry sectors who will gather to explore advancements in the industry.

Registration will open August 2022

Conference Highlights

  • Peer-to-Peer Learning
  • Regional Networking
  • Technical Skills Building
  • Dynamic Speakers
  • Product Showcase
  • Professional Development Knowledge Sharing
  • Regional/Chapter Connection
  • Professional Inspiration

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for this conference is currently open. All abstracts are due by Friday, July 29, 2022. Learn more about topics and how to submit your abstract at

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Cut Off: October 25, 2022
  • IECA Member: $175
  • IECA Non-Member: $225

After Early Bird

  • IECA Member: $225
  • IECA Non-Member: $275

Call for Abstracts

2022 IECA Mountain States Conference & Expo

The conference annually draws 150 – 175 attendees from around the Mountain States region and features three training tracks. This year’s conference will focus on floods, fires and soil stabilization and other regional issues relevant to your job and area projects. We are currently seeking abstracts for case studies, workshops, technical papers and more to help attendees learn about real world industry solutions applicable to the area.

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Erosion and Sediment Control

  • Managing Soil for Vegetative Establishment
  • Climate Change Impact on BMPs
  • Innovative BMPs/Research and Development
  • Silt Fence Materials, Design and Installation Innovations
  • Effective BMP Inspection Methods
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Fire Restoration and Remediation

Stormwater Management

  • Treating Whole Flow vs. First Flush in Compliance with Clean Water Act
  • Stream Monitoring TMDL Alternative Plans
  • BMP Long Term Operation and Maintenance Strategies
  • Stormwater BMP Remediation/Retrofit Applications
  • The Future of Stormwater Conveyance
  • Watershed Stewards Programs
  • Flood Management and Recovery

Wetland, Stream Bank & Shoreline Restoration

  • Working in Waterways
  • Hydromodification Modeling, Control, and Mitigation
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Constructed Wetlands for Stormwater Treatment
  • Revegetation Options and Management

MS4 Management

  • MS4 Program Adaptive Management/Goals
  • Industrial Stormwater Management
  • Training & Enforcement
  • Enforcement of GI Practices Long Term
  • Stormwater Monitoring: Illicit Discharge, Detection and Elimination

Industry Trends

  • Response to Extreme Weather
  • Government Standards and Compliance
  • Flood Control

The Objectives of the Mountain States Chapter include:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of local and regional information on erosion and sediment control
  • Distribute articles and data on technological advances in the fields of erosion and sediment control
  • Provide an opportunity for the review of local, state and federal regulations that effect the erosion and sediment control industry
  • Distribute information on new erosion and sediment control products
  • Inform members of practical erosion and sediment control techniques and practices
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various practices and products in local and regional applications
  • Provide effective tools for members to use in the control of erosion