Wisconsin Sedimentation & Erosion Control Inspector (WISECI) Best Management Practices

Learn techniques to establish stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) for your construction site, and eliminate problems before they cause higher costs and slowdowns for your project. Save time and money by avoiding erosion and sediment releases. Learn about proper installation and maintenance of typical BMPs as well as proper documentation to help keep your project in compliance with local and state regulations.

This course can be applied to the Water Technology Certificate.


Ginny Plumeau

Ginny Plumeau

Ms. Plumeau is a registered environmental manager and senior ecologist with TRC Environmental. She has extensive experience managing projects in the Midwest. She has over 30 years of technical and leadership experience related to land use and development projects involving ... read more

Scott Bordeau

In 2001, Scott Bordeau formed ERO-TEX with a focus on erosion/sediment control and related geotechnical stabilization products. The mission of ERO-TEX is to provide quality materials, technical support and professional services for ground stabilization and natural resource protection. Before ERO-TEX, ... read more

Gwen Bechtel

Ms. Bechtel is a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and senior environmental manager with AECOM. She is a experienced professional with 21 years of experience and a range of skills relating to the appraisal of environmental, construction, and sustainability aspects of ... read more

Who Should Attend

Inspectors, contractors, foremen, project managers, consultants, stormwater managers and owners of construction site projects and related activities (grading, culvert replacements, utility trenching, etc.)

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Develop expertise in site inspection and reporting
  • Assess erosion and sedimentation releases
  • Earn the designation WISECI when you pass the exam at the end of this course

Course Outline/Topics


Check-in and Registration
7:30 – 8am

Welcome and Course OverviewGinny Plumeau
8 – 8:30am

Applicable WDNR Regulations & Permitting Bryan Hartsook, PE
8:30 – 10am

  • Regulations
  • Permit Requirements
  • Plans & Technical Standards
  • Plan Implementation
  • Site Inspection / Permit Issues

EPA SWPPP Requirements Ginny Plumeau

  • SPS 321 & 360: Construction Standards, Soil Erosion Inspection


Erosion Control Best Management Practices (BMPs)Peter Shevidy, PE
10:45am – 12pm

  • Basic Soil Characteristics
  • Soils & Erosion Potential
  • Pre-Construction Erosion Control Planning
  • Selected BMP Types – Overview


Best Management Practices (BMPs) – continued – Kellen Black, WISECI
1 – 2:45pm

  • Selected BMPs types and Design Guidelines


Polyacrylamides (Polymers), Dewatering, Sediment – Scott Bordeau, CPESC
3 – 4:30pm

  • Dewatering issues and Soil Types
  • Geotextile types
  • Appropriate use of polymers


Inspection & Documentation – Minal Hahm, PE
8 – 9:30am

  • Inspection Forms
  • Use of Photos
  • Compliance Issues
  • Notification of Release
  • Notice of Violation – What next?


Practical Exercise 1: Site Inspection & Reporting Practice (computer lab)
Practicum Exercise 2:  Review of Plans, BMPs, Figures (team discussion)
9:45am – 12pm


12:30 – 3:30pm

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Thu.-Fri., Mar 1-2

Time: 8am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Ginny Plumeau

Fee: $395

CEUs: 1.4, PDHs: 14

Enrollment Limit: 40

Program Number: 4850-10583

Registration Deadline: Thu., Mar. 1

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