Steep Slope Stabilization
2007 Safe Harbor Environmental Education Initiative
Gordon Peabody, 508-237-3724,
Steep, devegetated slopes have the potential to cause serious problems for a property
owner and to the surrounding environment. A raw slope left unprotected is vulnerable to
erosion from stormwater. Gravity driven sheetflow gathers at point sources and
accelerates downslope. This exponentially amplified force displaces soil, creating erosion.
A natural system solution should always be considered, partly because engineered
structures may require higher financial commitments, along with installation requiring
mitigation and structures requiring maintenance.
We believe the key to solving many environmental problems may often be found within
the problem itself. Our natural, steep slope stabilization system redirects gravitational
energy so that the steep slope is capable of maintaining performance standards, or no
erosion. Indigenous stabilization systems protect habitat, and are inherently low impact,
low cost, low profile and low maintenance. http://safeharborenv.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/finalrevisedsteepslope.pdf
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