International Erosion Control Association (IECA)


Our Mission

Chapter News and InfoThe 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.

IECA Mountain States Regional Conference

Upcoming IECA Event Information

IECA Mountain States Virtual Connection: Water and Land Protection in the Rockies November 10, 17 and 24, 2020

The IECA Mountain States Chapter is focused on the conservation and restoration of soil and water resources throughout the region. While unable to conduct an in-person conference, we have a line up of industry leaders scheduled to presenter over 3 weeks, 6 – one hour live webinars (available on-demand, post-event) and an on-demand presentation. These presentations speak to present challenges while recognizing lessons of the past. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job. Seven (7) Professional Development Hours are available.

Due to the ongoing public health threat we are unable to safely conduct an in-person conference in 2020. Nonetheless we aim to provide a valuable educational experience with the Virtual Connection series, more details to come! Click here for more details

November 10

    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM | The Influence of Erosion on Mesa Verde Water Systems, presented by Kenneth Wright, P.E.
    • 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Section 404 Permitting Overview, presented by Nicholas A Franke

November 17

    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM | BMP Implementation in Arid Portions of the Rocky Mountains, presented by Travis Fristad
    • 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Arid Revegetation Fundamentals via Soil Health and Biotic Soils, presented by Dr. Michael Robeson, PE

November 24

    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Temporary Diversion Methods for Working in Waterways in Colorado, presented by Andrew Earles, Ph.D., PE, CPESC and Jennifer Keyes, CPESC
    • 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Navigating Compliance when Working in Waterways, presented by Elisabeth Miller

On-Demand Session

    • Forensic Wetland Delineation and Characterization, presented by Daniel DeJoode


    • FREE to Members, $50 Nonmembers

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