International Erosion Control Association Board Director Carol Forrest, CPESC, CPSWQ, P.E., was killed on Aug. 13 in a helicopter crash outside of Astoria, Ore. Forrest was taking part in "Flight of Discovery," an aerial expedition to study the environmental and cultural changes along the Lewis and Clark trail.
Also killed in the crash was the pilot, Petor Simpson, and photographer Michael Lilburn.
The team was on a preparatory flight when one of two helicopters crashed about a mile off the Oregon Coast. At press time, the cause of the crash was unknown, but weather was believed to have been a factor. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.