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.

It is time to call for nominations to the 2023 Board of Directors

There are 5 positions that are up for election. 2 Members At Large, 1 each for ND, SD, MT state representatives. If you are interested, please contact us for more information or to nominate someone (yourself included)

The 2022 Board of Directors:

  • Luci Snowden- President and North Dakota Representative
  • Rachel Higgins – Administrative Vice President
  • John Whittingham – Membership Vice President and Montana Representative
  • Jennifer Malavasi – Secretary and Wyoming Representative
  • Laura Finch – Treasurer
  • Opal Forbes – Non-voting Past President
  • Donald Crouse – at large Colorado Representative
  • Adam Bappe – at large Colorado Representative
  • Evan Oliver – at large Colorado Representative
  • Sam Stribling – New Mexico Representative
  • Olivia Cramm – Utah Representative
  • Jon Healy – South Dakota Representative

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.

Conference Highlights

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

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

After Early Bird

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

For questions call 303-640-7554 or email [email protected]

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