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Episode 151. Erosion Control and Mitigation

In today’s episode of Voices from the Field, we hear from Kara Kroeger, Sustainable Agriculture specialist at NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas. She interviews Mollie Walton, Land and Water Program Director for the Quivira Coalition in New Mexico. The Quivira Coalition works on biodiversity, building soil and resilience on western working landscapes. Mollie has a Texas ranching background and holds a PhD in biology from the University of Dayton in Ohio. She has been working in northern New Mexico since 2006.

Kara and Mollie discuss methods of slowing and sinking water on hillsides, slowing erosion, building soil, mitigating floods, enhancing groundwater replenishment, and improving overall habitat. They also talk about how livestock grazing factors into land restoration and erosion mitigation.


Related ATTRA Resources:

Soil for Water, NCAT project website

Other Resources:

Quivira Coalition, website

Let the Water Do the Work: Induced Meandering, and Evolving Method for Restoring Incised Channels, by Bill Zeedyk and Van Clothier

An Introduction to Erosion Control, by Bill Zeekyk and Jan-Willem Jansens

A Good Road Lies Easy on the Land, by Bill Zeedyk

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