Dredge Landscapes: Sediment Flows, Earth Moving, and Dredge as Designed Landscape


[Duluth-Superior harbor after a summer rain storm]

Brett Milligan and Sean Burkholder of the DRC, together with Hugh Roberts of ARCADIS and Christopher Dols of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock presented at the ASLA 2015 Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The presentation described a range of landscapes produced by dredging, explained the social and ecological challenges and potentials for dealign with dredged material, and identified some working methodologies that designers might use to deal with some of these difficulties and leverage them into possibilities for new projects that can enrich human and ecosystem health in dredge landscapes.