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Announcements - In Reverse Chronological Order


Happy World Soils Day! Check to see what the Soil Science Division has posted on the NRCS Soils and World Soils Daypages.

World Soil Day is on December 5th! Stay tuned each Wednesday the Soil Science Division is posting something new, until December 5th. If you would like to view the new and important information visit NRCS Soils and World Soils Day.

In Portsmouth, NH a Poorly and Very Poorly Drained Soils Workshop is being held on October 26th! Click here for the info New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists.

HANDOUTS from MAPSS soils workshop held at the University of Maine, Orono forestry center. Click here for The NRCS National Engineering Handbook Chapter 7 and click here for the soil and site worksheet. Click here for The Site Specific Soil Mapping PowerPoint.

Replace your old Field Indicators Version with the new updated Version 4 Click here!

September 5th, 2018 MAPSS soils workshop from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the University of Maine, Orono forestry center.

Excavator dug soil pits to be examined by participants in order to develop a Connotative Soil Survey, or "HISS" style of mapping. How to assign Hydrologic Soil Groups (HSGs). State Soil Scientist Tony Jenkins and Chris Dorion to moderate. Afternoon to feature a presentation by State Soil Scientist Tony Jenkins on "Soil Survey Work Planning Session" for soil related projects in Maine.

Click here for directions and click here for the registration information.

MAWS Annual Meeting & Winter Conference will be held March 22nd, Starting times include: Registration at 7:45am, the Conference at 8:30am, and the Annual Meeting at 3:30pm.

2018 Soil Matters Conference will be held on April 4th at the Audubon Center in Concord, NH. To view click here.

The 2018 Winter Newsletter is now available, to view click here.

Don't forget to sign up and mail your checks out for the 2018 Annual Meeting at Unity College on March 7th, registration can be downloaded here. The Agenda has also been Updated and is available here.

The 2018 Annual Meeting is set for Unity College on March 7, 2018. To Register click here.

The 2017 annual treasury report is available here.

Happy World Soil Day! The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) is celebrating today to the theme "Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground". More information click here.

State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show, Jan. 9-11, 2018, Augusta. More information click here.

Recognizing 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

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.

You will be pleased to learn that the Maine Legislature passed a Joint Resolution Recognizing The Importance Of Soils To Maine’s 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.