Erosion Control


There are an infinite variety of erosion control techniques that can be employed depending on the situation.

They include:

  • Erosion control mat or erosion control blanket
  • Silt fence
  • Straw crimping
  • Prairie sod (a coir matrix pre-planted with prairie plants)
  • Wattles made from straw, coir, or other materials
  • Live staking and facines
  • Polyacrylamide

Midwest Prairies is familiar with all of them and can install them, however, we favor biodegradable systems. Certain synthetic systems can create wildlife hazards.

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a great blue heron in it's natural habitat

Restoring the habitats and ecosystems of southern Wisconsin

We work with private land owners, park districts, state agencies, and others who wish to bring about a land restoration and enhance the environment.