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Terra Erosion Control Ltd.

Is a Canadian environmental service company established in 1996, specializing in the field of biotechnical slope stabilization / soil bioengineering solutions to erosion and sediment control, riparian restoration, storm water outfall protection, mining and industrial reclamation.

We offer:

  • >>Soil Bioengineering Consulting Services
  • Design / build on selected implementation projects.
  • Development of erosion control plans.
  • Biotechnical slope stabilization plans.
  • Soil and water bioengineering plans.
  • Prescriptions to control accelerated erosion while re-establishing native vegetation and surface hydrology.
  • Prescriptions for cost-effective treatment of landslides, roadside failures and stream banks that can be combined with conventional engineering.
  • Prescriptions for treatments that get stronger with time, and reduce risks while creating an aesthetically pleasing hillside, and fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Prescriptions for live sediment traps, sedimentation ponds, live check dams and turbidity curtains to control and reduce sediment delivery to water bodies and improve water quality.


"Publications and Events"

>>Course on Bioengineering in a Stream Environment / ALIDP / Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership and the City of Calgary present "Designing for Tomorrow 2015, the 15th Annual Stormwater Management Courses" March 17 to 20, 2015, Carriage House Inn, Calgary, AB


>>4th International Conference on Soil Bio- and Eco-Engineering:"The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability" Sydney, Australia, July 11-15th, 2016

>>Sciences Eaux & Territoires (La revue d`Irstea), Article hors-série numéro 19 - 2015, "Quelles techniques pour végétaliser des enrochements de berges de cours d`eau?"


>>Ecological mitigation of hillslope instability: ten key issues facing researchers and practitioners, published online March 11, 2014 by Springer International Publishing, Switzerland

>>Génie Végétal en rivière de montagne, Connaissances et retours d’expériences sur l’utilisation d’espèces et de techniques végétales: végétalisation de berges et ouvrages bois, Le projet Interreg IV A Génie`Alp France, Suisse 2007- 2013

>>Compost and Compost Tea Course, May 2010

>>Soil Bioengineering: Kathmandu, Nepal, February 2009

Slope Stabilization

Restoration of landslides and unstable cut slopes can provide significant challenges.
>> Introduction to slope stabilization


Riparian Restoration

Protection of stream bank erosion while establishing and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat.
>> Introduction to riparian restoration


Sediment Control and Traps

Sediment control such as coffer dams, turbidity curtains, sediment traps and settling ponds, if designed, constructed, and maintained correctly, can be a significant sediment control attribute to projects.

>> Introduction to sediment control


Industrial and Mining Reclamation

Right of way corridors and mining dumps can present significant challenges with controlling soil erosion and vegetation establishment.

>> Introduction to industrial and mining reclamation


"Innovative Techniques Showcase"

Innovative techniques can provide protection of

stream banks, surface drainage and replenishment

of soil microorganisms while creating habitat.

>> Introduction to innovative techniques


Featured Projects

>>City of Edmonton, Rainbow Valley Park, Whitemud Creek, Stormwater Outfall 03 (click here to see video)


This project, completed in the fall of 2013, was aimed at replacing the existing stormwater outfall and rehabilitating 60 linear metres of eroded streambank on both the west and east sides of Whitemud Creek. This high profile site is located within the Rainbow Valley Park and is used daily by the public for hiking, cycling, camping and skiing in the winter.


Soil bioengineering techniques such as vegetated riprap and vegetated soil wraps were used to create fish, wildlife and urban habitat while protecting the streambanks.


Video produced by Jared Eglinski.


>>Teck Cominco Riverbank Restoration Project

The objective of this project was to establish vegetation on the hillside and adjacent riverbank below the lead-zinc smelter in order to reduce/control soil erosion and improve visual, wildlife and fish habitat values. 


Riverbank and hillside adjacent to the Teck Cominco lead-zinc smelter and the Columbia River in Trail, BC.




Terra Erosion Control Ltd.
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Phone: 250.352.2757

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We do: Slope Stabilization, Riparian Restoration, Sediment Control, Road Deactivation,
plus Industrial and Mining Reclamation