Our membership is comprised of dedicated professionals in erosion and sediment control – not environmental extremists or tree-huggers. Our members include soil scientists, engineers, botanists, biologists, developers, landscape architects, excavating contractors, landscapers, resource managers and a whole host of other individuals who find that commitment to reducing human-activity related erosion provides profound environmental improvement, lowered soil disturbance project costs, reduced resource loss, and occupational satisfaction/fulfillment.
Erosion control for our membership relates to fluid-generated soil loss, both liquid and gas in origin. It entails nearly every natural science and civil engineering discipline as well as the organizational and human resource skills of non-technically based individuals. Erosion control spans all mass soil movement activities, from agriculture to mining to forestry management to construction to name a few areas. The results of both proper and improper erosion control can be measured regardless of activity size. And the ramifications of both are identifiable in terms of property value gain or loss, economic prosperity or misfortune, and public good will or wrath. No other industry offers a broader spectrum of opportunity or occupational diversity. Members gain information, experience, networking opportunities and camaraderie. Active members gain purpose, goals, perspective, enthusiasm, confidence and satisfaction -leadership qualities.
Commit yourself for one year to an IECA membership and become active by reading the Association’s educational resources and participating in the Annual Conference/Exhibition. One year – a professionally short commitment – is all that is requested. At the very least, you will gain a perspective as to why thousands of IECA’s members remain focused on environmental improvement via erosion control. Our hope is that you become an erosion control industry leader- committed through knowledge and enlightened understanding that a sustainable environment is important to all.