Soil Bioengineering course

  • Start Date: September 22, 2008
  • End Date: September 23, 2008
  • City: Revelstoke BC
  • Instructor: David Polster


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Course description

This two day course was taught by David Polster of Polster Environmental Services, to 27 participants. David discussed soil bioengineering techniques and options involved in restoration and reclamation of damaged ecosystems, using a combination of structural materials, vegetative cuttings, and other specialized techniques. Soil bioengineering is an applied science that uses live plant materials to perform an engineering function such as slope stabilization, soil erosion control, or seepage control. A course manual was provided.

Topics covered included:

  • Factors involved in successful restoration
  • Successional reclamation
  • Soil bioengineering techniques
  • Regional differences in climate, soils, hydrology, plant types, and growing seasons
  • Maintenance and monitoring.

Day One: A classroom session was held at the Coast Hillcrest Hotel in Revelstoke.

Day Two: A field session near Highway 23 South gave the participants hands-on experience with a restoration project.




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  • P.O. Box 2568
  • Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
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