BioDraw 3.0 – compendium of Bioengineering Techniques with AutoCad ‘typical drawings”, construction specifications, design guidance and much more.


Bio Draw 3.0 is an interactive cd which describes design and installation procedures for 38 biotechnical soil stabilization techniques, along with 39 typical drawings of soil bioengineering techniques.       

 (click here for Sample Typicals)            


CAD & Microstation compatable, all Illustrations and typical drawings are available in dwg. (Auto-Cad) and .dgn format                                                                


 Incorporate Live Vegetation… 

 All erosion control techniques presented incorporate live vegetation.  Bio Draw is intended to help solve engineering problems while meeting the ever-increasing environmental demands prescribed by sensitive ecosystems.  NPDES Phase II compliant!


 ‘Soft’ BioEngineering…

Bio Draw describes in detail a series of “soft” bioengineering techniques and practices such as LIVE FASCINES, LIVE POLE DRAINS, COIR ROLLS WITH BRUSHLAYERING, POLE PLANTING, MODIFIED BRUSH LAYERS, BRUSH MATTRESSES, and MORE!   (click here for Sample Typicals)


Before & After Illustrations…

The Bio Draw CD is liberally illustrated with “before” and “after” photos of real case studies which describe various installation steps for each technique.  Clicking on the photos will expand them so details can be readily observed. 


Proven & Tested Practices…              

All of these practices have been implemented and monitored for their effectiveness by bioengineering practicioners! 

 Bio Draw 3.0 is the most credible and comprehensive bioengineering compendium in the erosion control industry today!

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Drawings & So Much More…

Not only do you get CAD drawings and construction specifications, but you also get comprehensive information for all aspects of biotechnical projects, such as the principles, rationale, and planning for a bioengineered approach.  

The BMPs are conveniently separated into “Soil Bioengineering and Biotechnical Stabilization Practices (Ground Bioengineering)” and “Biotechnical Streambank Stabilization (Water Bioengineering)”.  

Many informative photos accompany each BMP, showing installation procedures along with “before” and “after” shots of case studies.  Each colorful photo can be portrayed in a larger view with the click of your mouse.   (click here for Sample Typicals)


Easy to Use..

The CD is user-friendly, and it’s as easy as navigating through this website.  Technical support is also readily available if needed.


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By John

John McCullah has an AA degree in Biology and a BS in Watershed Geology. He has CA contractors license since 1990 and has been performing erosion control and restoration work for over 25 years. John has been a Certified Community College Instructor since 1996, developing curriculum and teaching at Shasta College in No. California. John is a recognized expert in erosion control, stream and watershed restoration, and technical training. He has had specialized adult educator training while teaching state-wide storm water courses for California Department of Transportation - from 2001 through 2011. John is also certified as a QSD and QSP (Qualified SWPPP Developer and Practitioner) and he is a Trainer of Record for these CA professional requirements. He has authored 3 complete Best Management Practice Manuals and helped develop new BMPs with California Department of Transportation Division of Landscape Architecture, particularly Steep and Adverse Slopes. John has been teaching professional development courses for IECA since 1996. His popular ‘Best of the BMPs’ course is constantly being updated to reflect new technology, materials, and practices. The Dirt Time video series was produced as a means to present hands on learning experiences to the classroom. There are now over 15 Dirt Time episodes and 50 video clips available. John has designed and built many environmentally-sensitive river and stream projects over the last years, projects ranging from California to Alaska, and Alberta Canada to New Zealand. As an academic and practitioner with dozens of case studies and Dirt Time clips, John’s trainings are filled with first hand, practical experiences. He recently co-authored Bioengineering Case Studies - Sustainable Stream Bank and Slope Stabilization published in 2015 by Springer.