Awards and Certifications

IECA Iberoamerica Chapter

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) ‘Best in Basin’ Awards:

  • 2015 TRPA Best in Basin Bijou Area Erosion Control Project:  Environmental Improvement Program/Public Project Category
  • 2012 Upper Truckee River Middle Reach Restoration Project
  • 2012 Van Sickle State Park
  • 2009 Third Creek Restoration Project
  • 2006 B Line Phase 3 Restoration Project
  • 2005 Park Avenue Water Quality Improvement Project
  • 2004 Kingsbury Village Erosion Control Project
  • 2004 Upper Truckee River and Wetland Restoration Project (Cove East)
  • 2001 Snow Creek Stream and Wetland Restoration Project
  • 2001 Carnelian Bay Lake Access and Resource Enhancment Project
  • 1995 Kings Beach Lakefront Enhancement Project
  • 1990 Pioneer Trail Erosion Control Project
  • 1989 Residential Landscaping, home of Ralph Peer

Other Awards

  • 2014 Technical Paper and Presenter of the Year, IECA
  • 2008 Sustained Contributor Award, IECA’s highest recognition
  • 2001 Certificate of Appreciation Floodplain Management Association
  • 2000 Washoe County Award of Distinction Third Creek Stream Environment Zone Restoration
  • 1983 Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society membership award


  • 2014 CICES VII Antigua Guatemala  “El Uso del Vetiver para cercas vivas y el control de la erosión en el estado de Oaxaca, México”
  • 2014 UNED San Jose, Costa Rica (two papers)
  • 2015 Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference, Sydney Australia “The Use of Vetiver for Hedgerows and Erosion Control in the State of Oaxaca, México”


  • IECA
  • IECA Iberoamerica Chapter