Carol Forrest, a board director for the International Erosion Control Association, was killed Aug. 13 in a helicopter crash outside of Astoria, Ore. She was preparing to participate in Flight of Discovery, an aerial expedition to study the environmental and cultural changes along the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Forrest shared her 28 years of experience in urban runoff, stormwater quality, and watershed management with professionals around the country through workshops and seminars. She wrote numerous articles and manuals focusing on stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control.
During her career as a consultant and principal at GeoSyntec Consultants, Forrest was involved in erosion control, stormwater management, and compliance issues on more than 600 construction sites throughout the U.S. Her work following the 1991 Oakland firestorm and 1993 southern California fires earned her the Innovative Practice Award and Project Manager of the Year Award from URS Corp.