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share a common concern for the sustainability and reinvigo-ration of soil, water, and plant resources. Some of the LSA’s stated goals are to 1. Develop an operational framework for the organiza-tion that reflects the expectations of members and sustains LSA’s mission. 2. Identify opportunities for the advancement of sustain-able soil technology through participation in other organizations, conferences, and academic research. 3. Identify opportunities for the advancement of design and specification of sustainable soil technology by local, regional, and national government agencies. 4. Disseminate information concerning the products and services of LSA members. 5. Establish a resource library of existing research, papers, presentations, and literature that reflects the interests of members and that is available for public access. 6. Promote the concepts of soil sustainability and soil regeneration to local, regional, and national govern-ment organizations that address soil erosion control, bioremediation, revegetation, or stormwater pollution prevention. In upcoming issues of Erosion Control , LSA members will be presenting topics related to reviving and restoring our pre-cious soil resource. If you are interested in becoming part of the discussion, you are encouraged to contact the author of this article. EC Author Michael Harding Michael V. Harding is an environmental consultant who lives in San Diego, CA, and Edinburgh, IN. He is one of the leading technical experts in the fi eld of erosion and sediment control. A graduate from Purdue University, he has more than 40 years of experience in nonpoint-source pollution control both in the United States and overseas. Michael designed and supervised the construction of the San Diego State University Soil Erosion Research Laboratory and was its director from 1999 to 2002. He is a three-time past president of IECA and former Chief of Council for IECA’s International Regional Council. MARCH/APRIL 2017 EROSION CONTROL 15

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