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C166
Alternative Slope Stabilization Techniques: Soil Bioengineering

Cory L. Horton, P.E.

Soil Bioengineering is an integrated design technique that combines living biological elements and engineering design methods to protect slopes and reduce erosion. Soil Bioengineering can be an effective low-cost solution to slope and erosion problems where site access is difficult and where site aesthetics require a more natural appearance. This online course provides guidance for the application and design of the alternative slope stabilization techniques of Soil Bioengineering. The course introduces the goals, describes the design methodology, teaches about construction methods, and provides information to select and implement soil bioengineering for slope stabilization.

The course content is based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service Engineering Field Handbook Chapter 18 Soil Bioengineering for Upland Slope Protection and Erosion Reduction (61 pages). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


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