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Announcements - In Reverse Chronological Order

2016 EVENTS IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:

SSSNNE is hosting an upcoming Hydric Soils Workshop in Concord, New Hampshire on October 28th 2016 co-sponsored with the NH Association of Natural Scientists. You can refer to the flyer by clicking here. Please spread the word.


MAPSS 2017 Annual Meeting on March 15th is scheduled at the Wells Common Meeting Center at the University of Maine in Orono. Registration and Agenda to be posted shortly.


A photo of Dave Rocque accepting his award at our annual meeting on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at Bates College, in Lewiston.


Dave Rocque Recognition Day at 2016 MAPSS Annual Meeting. From left to right Dave Rocque, Chris Dorion, and Johanna Szillery


The Sebago Lake State Park Soils and Natural Resources Workshop is to be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Where else would you want to be in September after all the tourists head home for the winter but on beautiful Sebago Lake. Last year we had great weather Ė sunny and in the 80ís. Letís hope for the same again. If you missed it last year, you donít want to miss this one. If you came last year, there will be a few things different this year. Iíve heard there will be at least one station with the wetland delineated in the field. We hope to see you all there.

The accompanying location map for the workshop can be downloaded here.

The registration is available here.

The description and Agenda is available here.


Common Ground Fair is scheduled on September 23, 24, and 26th! Please don't miss out on the soil trench that will be on display.


We would like to recognize the accomplishments durring the International Year of Soil of 2015 and have left this link to view all the great activities that occurred.


Multidecadal Response in Soil C, N, and Hg to the 1947 Mt. Desert Island Fire Using Paired Watersheds in Acadia National Park, Maine presented by University of Maine Master's Student Michael Jakubowski is available here.


Why Improving Soil Heath is Good for Your Soil & Your Business: A 30+ Year Perspective presented by Chris Bales, Casella Organics, Portland and Unity, ME is available here.


The Future Of Soil Mapping Using LIDAR Technology presented by Jessica Philippe; NRCS Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, Soil Survey Office is available here.


An Overview of Recent NRCS Changes in the Classification and Description Standards when Describing Urban Soils presented by Nick Butler; USDA-NRCS 12-DFX Soil Scientist is available here.


The Winter Edition Of The Lay Of The Land has recently been updated and is available here.


MAWS is hosting a Bat Workshop with the Regulators on March 09, 2016 at the Viles Arboretum in Augusta, from 8 AM - 12 PM. See the attached flyer here.


The MAPSS Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at Bates College, in Lewiston. Registration and Agenda is available here.


The Publications Page has recently been updated.


The State of Maine Catena key has recently been updated, all Dixfield soils have been correlated to Peru soils.


The SSSNNE Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. Registration, Location and Agenda to be posted shortly.


The MAPSS Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at Bates College, in Lewiston. Registration and Agenda to be posted shortly.


The Lay of the Land Winter 2016 newsletter in the drafting stage. Please submit articles, news, and photos to Don Phillips


The MAWS Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at Bates College, in Lewiston. Registration and Agenda to be posted shortly.


MASE Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at the Ramada in Lewiston. Registration and Agenda to be posted shortly.


You will be pleased to learn that the Maine Legislature passed a Joint Resolution Recognizing The Importance Of Soils To Maineís Future Prosperity on March, 16th!


A new link has been added to the left navigation pane: "Current Issues Before MAPSS". This link addresses continuing efforts by MAPSS on several fronts related to regulatory, scientific, or of long term interests to members of the soil science community.


Please use the link in the left navigation window "Past Events & Workshops - RESULTS (Write-ups, Comments, and Photos Albums are HERE)" to access MAPSS' archives of past workshops, meetings, and conferences.