Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM MDT
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Durango Community Recreation Center 
2700 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

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Todd Croke 
Mountain States Chapter IECA 

MSC Local Learning Seminar 

Durango, CO 


The Mountain States Chapter of IECA will host a half-day workshop in Durango, Colorado on June 21st, 2019.   The Local Learning Series features local presenters discussing local issues  This half-day conference will provide Professional Development Hours (PDH) based on classroom contact time.  Stay for lunch and network with your peers from noon to 1:00 p.m.

 Register Now! Registration will remain open until evening of Thursday, June 20, 2019.  Please register if you are planning to attend so that we can get a head count for space and food. Presentations will begin at 8:05 a.m.

Scheduled Presentations

 Stormwater & Water Quality “Picture this! Is this site stable and compliant?”

Presenter: Brendan Cusick, Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Mr. Cusick is a Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Safety and Environmental Compliance Management Group in Durango. He manages construction stormwater and water quality related projects in Oil and Gas, Residential and commercial construction and the utility industry for the past 13 years. Brendan maintains credentials as a Certified Professional in Sediment and Erosion Control (CPESC) and Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC). Brendan is also on the Board of Directors for the CISEC organization.

Protecting Highway Infrastructure form Sediment Run off from Large Scale Fires- Lessons Learned from the 416 Fire

Presenter: Danielle Wilkinson, Colorado Department of Transportation

Danielle Wilkinson has worked for CDOT as Region 5's Water Quality Specialist for almost 2 years. Although her educational background is in Biology/Conservation, her professional career has led her down a path of Erosion Control and Stormwater. She has worked as a Biologist/Erosion Control/Stormwater Specialist for various local environmental companies for 10 years before beginning her career with Colorado Department of Transportation. She is originally from the Northeast but has lived in the West for over 20 years. One of the things she loves about her job is she gets to be a part of protecting water quality in the west.

Matching restoration efforts with long-term goals: Vegetation Management and Weed Control

Presenter: Levi Mead, Horizon Environmental Services

Levi is the Vice President of Horizon Environmental Services and has been working in the environmental field for over 17 years.  Born in Wyoming and raised in Colorado, Levi has a passion for the outdoors and strives to leave the Four Corners Region a better place for generations to come.  He has extensive experience in weed control, erosion control, reseeding, storm water management and land restoration.  As Horizon has grown Levi has delved deeper into the intricacies of running a successful business while balancing his time between management and field work of the company.  He has worked for hundreds of clients in several sectors including mining, oil and gas, utilities, residential improvements, commercial developments and transportation. 

Improvement of Poor Soils using Organic Soil Amendments and Fertilizers

Presenter: Tom Bowman II, Rocky Mountain Bio Products

Tom Bowman II is President of Rocky Mountain Bio Products - A Division of Bowman Construction Supply. Rocky Mountain Bio Products represents a variety of proven, stable and high-quality products that focus on reclamation and revegetation and restoration around North America.  He works closely with landscape architects, engineers, federal/state and local government agencies, US Forest Service, BLM, EPA, mine managers and independent consultants to assist in value engineering projects to create healthy soils for a natural plant growth and plant establishment.


Want to present at this event? If you have a subject you’d like to discuss at this event please contact us with brief description. There is one 30-45 min spot still available.

Lunch & Networking, Noon to 1pm



Todd Croke, VP of Membership, CO State Rep

IECA Mountain States Chapter