Slope Stability and Vegetative Soil Stabilization in the Puget Sound Region

The topography of the Puget Sound region presents construction and management challenges with hills, ravines, coastal bluffs and shorelines that can be subject to erosion and landslides in our rainy winter weather. This issue creates safety concerns, transit and travel nightmares, permitting complexity, and questions about how to best design and construct in steep landscapes.

Land managers, planners, engineers, landscape architects and others need to know the most current information about how water and geology interact, why the land moves, and what can be done to reduce erosion and promote stability. This intermediate-level symposium offers an in-depth look at the hydrology and geology of our region, and the tools and techniques available to allow for successful slope stabilization.

Eroded slope in Washington state.=

Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation

Thursday, December 5, 2013
8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

Cost:
$125 per person.  Lunch is included.
($150 after November 21)

Contact
urbhort@uw.edu or 206-685-8033.

Register:
Advance registration is now closed. A limited number of seats will be available for those who would like to register at the door.

Who should attend: Professionals working with shoreline property, ravines, and other topographically-challenged sites in the fields of engineering, planning, landscape design and construction, horticulture, landscape architecture, ecological restoration, consulting, arboriculture, and other land-management specialties.

Speakers include:

  • Bill Laprade, Senior Vice President at Shannon & Wilson, Inc. on Geology & Hydrology of Puget Sound.
  • Elliott Menashe, Natural resource manager & consultant, Greenbelt Consulting, on Vegetation, Erosion, and Slope Stability: role and benefits of vegetation; and Bio-Structural Engineering for Erosion Control and Slope Stabilization.
  • Dr. Stan Boyle, Vice President at Shannon & Wilson, Inc., on Geosynthetics for Erosion Control and Reinforcement.
  • Rob McIntosh and Seth Amrhein, City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, on permitting and regulations on steep slopes.
  • Joe Burcar, Senior Shoreline Planner, Washington Department of Ecology, on critical areas and shoreline regulations related to Geologically Hazardous Areas, steep slopes.
  • Nicholas Dankers, ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, on Conifer Care Guidelines related to trees on slopes.

Professional CEU’s have been approved for CPH, PLANET, ASCA and ISA. APLD credits are being pursued. View the seminar webpage for updates.

 

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Register online now: https://www.cfr.washington.edu/uwbg/
(or print and complete the registration form on the Slope Seminar Flyer and submit via mail or fax)

Questions? Email urbhort@uw.edu or call 206.685.8033

Resources for Seminar Attendees

Slope Stability and Vegetative Soil Stabilization in the Puget Sound Region Hosted by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens This list includes electronic copies of all paper handouts as well as additional resources provided by seminar speakers. Thursday, December 5, 2013 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. University of Washington Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture […]

Slope Stability and Vegetative Soil Stabilization in the Puget Sound Region

The topography of the Puget Sound region presents construction and management challenges with hills, ravines, coastal bluffs and shorelines that can be subject to erosion and landslides in our rainy winter weather. This issue creates safety concerns, transit and travel nightmares, permitting complexity, and questions about how to best design and construct in steep landscapes. […]