About our program:
The Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
is all about making a differencein water quality, land use, and agricultural
productivity. Initiated in 1991 and authorized in the 2002 and 2007 Farm Bills, this
federal/state partnership has supported well over 400 demonstration and technical
assistance projects throughout the Great Lakes region. The Basin Program is
coordinated by the Great Lakes Commission
in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Natural Resources
Conservation Service), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.
A Message to Current Grantees
With Pending Reports:
CLICK HERE to submit your online Progress Report and Final Report
The Great Lakes Soil Erosion and Sedimentation
Task Force oversees the program and ensures that goals
and objectives are met. Task force members include representatives from the
eight Great Lakes states, the partner agencies and other federal and regional
In taking action to prevent soil erosion and sedimentation,
the Great Lakes Basin Program protects the water quality of the Great Lakes!
Events around the region:
February 10-11, 2015Great Lakes Waterways ConferenceCleveland, OHJoin maritime industry leaders in the Great Lakes at the 2015 Great Lakes Waterways Conference as they come together to address the industry’s most pressing challenges while exploring its most exciting future opportunities. The conference is the one maritime industry event that involves all segments of the maritime community in important deliberations and sessions aimed specifically at the Great Lakes region.
From the page on Soil Erosion and Sedimentation
February 18, 2015Training Webinar: Planning and Design for Stream Rehabilitation with Large WoodOnline12:00 - 1:00pm ET. This webinar focuses the recent research findings on ecological significance of wood in fluvial systems, the necessary levels of wood projects analyses, identification of unforeseen factors, and other topics.
February 23 - March 31, 2015Training Webinar: Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes RegionOnlineThe 4-week online series will feature a new season each week through short lectures and activities covering Great Lakes weather, observed changes in the climate, and societal impacts of climate change.
March 3, 2015Training Webinar: Floodplain Mapping Using HEC-GeoRAS and RAS Mapper) Online12:00 - 1:00pm ET. This webinar will demonstrate how to easily add topographic data to a HEC-RAS model once the HEC-RAS model has been run, and how to map the resulting floodplain using both HEC-GeoRAS and the new HEC-RAS tool, RAS Mapper.
March 11-13, 20152015 WEDA Midwest Chapter MeetingMilwaukee, WIThe 2015 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 11-13, 2015 in Milwaukee, WI at the Doubletree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown.
Contact: James Wescott, P.E.
March 18, 2015Training Webinar: Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control / Best Practices and Low Impact SolutionsOnlineThis webinar will briefly review stormwater regulations for construction and post-construction and will explain how hydrology is a unifying theme. The webinar will include state-of-the-practice details for common LID and GI practices and will focus on details that are important to pay attention to during construction for successful stormwater quality management for the long term.
May 1-31, 2015Training: Web-Based Sediment ToolsOne-day training workshops (actual dates TBD) available around the basin. In these one one-day training workshops, participants learn how to use web?based sediment transport tools to better understand sediment issues and make informed decisions within their watersheds.
Contact: Brent LaSpada
November 2, 2015Soil Health Through Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops (webinar)OnlinePenn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present this series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues.