"A nation that destroys its soils, destroys itself." — U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937
Billions of dollars are spent each year to manage the effects of erosion. Slopes are washed away by storm water runoff, channels are filled with sediment, shorelines can be altered forever and topsoil can be lost to harvests. Additionally, chemical and biological pollutants attach to soil particles and are deposited into natural waterways in addition to the sediment load. In urban environments, the use of vegetated systems as long term ground cover/protection reduces the runoff acceleration associated with development. As an added benefit, the long term aesthetics and repair costs are typically far less than structural or rigid solutions.
Accelerated global soil erosion decimates 12 to 15 million acres of land per year, and the costs to society are immeasurable.
Designers, specifiers and installers can prevent much of this destruction by using the latest developments in erosion control. Western Excelsior provides the products and expertise landowners, contractors and government agencies need to protect natural resources from land and soil loss. Western Excelsior solutions save many natural resources, save time and save money.