Teton Conservation District

Erosion Control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development and construction. This usually involves the creation of some sort of physical barrier, such as vegetation or rock, to absorb some of the energy of the wind or water that is causing the erosion. Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices (BMPs) are control measures taken to mitigate changes to both quantity and quality of runoff caused through changes to land use. Generally, BMPs focus on increased impervious surfaces from development. BMPs are designed to reduce stormwater volume, peak flows, and/or nonpoint source pollution through evapotranspiration, infiltration, detention, and filtration or biological and chemical actions.

Best management practices can include:
  • Ditch Checks
  • Inlet Protection
  • Sediment Trap Basin
  • Silt Fence
  • Construction Entrance
  • Dust Control
  • Rock Outlet Protection
  • Compost Organic Filter Berms
  • Contour Ditch
  • Diversion Dike
  • Channel Protection
  • Cut To Fill Slope Transition
  • Slope Drains
  • Level Spreader

All development in the County must comply with the County’s adopted Land Development Regulations. Click here for more information.

The  Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s website has direct links to most of the state and federal rules and regulations that apply in Wyoming. There are also downloadable files for a wide range of environmental permits on the site as well as other data of interest to businesses and private citizens and there are links and contact information to relevant web sites for obtaining additional details.