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Thursday, April 25, 2024
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CDT


Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements and Practices
Presented by: P. Hanrahan

  • Environmental Protection Agency regulations
  • Navigating state regulatory requirements
  • Examples of state to state standards and specifications
  • Permitting, approval and enforcement

Goals for and Selection of Shoreline Erosion and Sediment Control Practices
Presented by: S. Dehne

  • Importance of limiting shoreline erosion and sedimentation
  • Causes of shoreline erosion (upland vs. wave energies)
  • Shoreline stabilization and protection
  • Bioengineering and natural practices for shoreline health and longevity

Structural Shoreline Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practices
Presented by: P. Hanrahan

  • Lakes and ponds: fascines, brush mattresses, coir logs and more
  • Streams and rivers: root wads, lunkers, fascines and more
  • Living shorelines vs. hardened shorelines

Goals and Features of Living Shorelines
Presented by: S. Dehne

  • Littoral zone ecosystem/habitats and access
  • Stabilizing and improving shoreline while supporting wildlife
  • Promote living shorelines that are chemical free and aesthetic
      using native vegetation and natural features

Living Shoreline Practices: Improving Ecosystems and Climate Resiliency
Presented by: P. Hanrahan

  • Site analysis, preparation and installation

Case Studies in Controlling Erosion and Creating Living Shorelines
Presented by: S. Dehne & P. Hanrahan

Q & A and Wrap Up
Presented by: S. Dehne & P. Hanrahan


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Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects
6.0 HSW CE Hours

Floodplain Managers


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

This Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.0 CECs for floodplain managers.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format is not pre-approved by any licensing boards and may not qualify for the same credits; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following preapprovals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Stacy D. Dehne, P.E.

Division of Agricultural Resource Management - Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Ms. Dehne is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin with 30 years of experience in the environmental field. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Geological Engineering (a combination degree of Geology and Civil Engineering), She has worked for the Wisconsin DNR (WDNR) as well as a private consulting firm doing remediations and redevelopment investigations and designs. Since September 2000, she has been working with The State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) as the Field Conservation Engineer serving 14 Northern Wisconsin County Land and Water Conservation Departments. Her job is to help County Land Conservation staff in technical planning, design, and construction of projects that prevent soil erosion and protect water quality. Primarily her workload consists of water resource issues and the protection of eroding streambanks and lakeshores as well as stream crossing design and implementations. Working with private landowners and municipalities she oversees the planning, design, and construction implementation of multiple projects each year. Following standards created and managed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), projects adhere to the criteria in “Streambank and Shoreline Protection,” “Stream Crossing,” “Channel Bed Stabilization,” “Open Channel,” “Grade Stabilization” and “Shoreland Habitat” practices. Many projects also require an understanding and incorporation of the WDNR permitting and Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) permitting if wetlands are adjacent. In 24 years in this position, Ms. Dehne has implemented hundreds of projects on inland lakes and flowages using a combination of bioengineering techniques and hard armoring. She worked with her County coworkers to create and publish a guide for landowners on shoreline stabilization techniques. She has presented multiple times at the Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention.

Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC

Principal of Hanrahan Environmental, LLC

Mr. Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and he has more than 45 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Canada, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, He has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association. Mr. Hanrahan’s articles have been published in many industry magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News. He has produced webinars for the International Erosion Control Association, Half Moon Education, Forester University, the International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, the Saco Watershed Collaborative and Stormwater University. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of Mississippi, Ohio Northern University, The University of New England, the University of Maine, and Vermont Technical College. Peter has also been active in industry organizations. Mr. Hanrahan was national president of the International Management Council in 1991-92, and also served four terms (2010-13) as President of the Northeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association. He was also a founding board member of that organization’s Great Rivers Chapter. Mr. Hanrahan is also a member of the Senior Advisory Committee and Strategic Advisory Committees for Envirocert International, a member of the Stormwater University Advisory Board, and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Erosion Control Association.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Controlling Shoreline Erosion and Creating Living Shorelines on Lakes and Rivers

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course explains the importance and goals of protecting shorelines from erosion and controlling sediment, and dives deep into the natural and structural components used to achieve these goals. The course also focuses on the ecosystem improvement and climate resiliency that comes from utilizing living shorelines as well as navigating and complying with the federal and state requirements and regulations.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of limiting shoreline erosion and sedimentation, identify the causes of shoreline erosion, and utilize stabilization and protection strategies to promote shoreline health and longevity.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the differences between living shorelines and hardened shorelines and discuss how to use structural elements such as fascines, coir logs, and root wads to control erosion.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify the goals and features of living shorelines, including shoreline stabilization, wildlife support, ecosystem improvement, climate resiliency, and aesthetics using native vegetation and natural features.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explore erosion and sediment control regulations and requirements, including those of the EPA, and discuss examples of state-to-state standards, permitting, and enforcement.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/28/2027

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

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