|PAGE UPDATED ON October 7th, 2019|

Announcements - In Reverse Chronological Order


MAPSS - MAWS - MASE Soils and Natural Resource Field Workshop was held at Reid State Park in Georgetown, Maine on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. The Agenda and the Registration and information form can be downloaded.

Here is the link to Version 4 of Field Indicators for Identifying Hydric Soils in New England. Additional links to the Version 4 Companion Guide, the Supplement 1 (Cheatsheet), and the Memo from USACOE on use of Version 4 for Chapter 5 situations.

Here is the Lay of the Land summer, 2019 newsletter.

The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) May, 2019 newsletter features an article on HSG determination by MAPSS Technical Committee Chair Tony Jenkins. Article begins on page 18 and the PDF can be downloaded here.

A step by step visual guide to using Web Soil Survey (WSS) can be downloaded in PDF format here. This is needed to start the field derived methodology for HSG determinations.

Here is the Hydrologic Soil Group (HSG) field determination methodology which was approved by the MAPSS membership at the Annual Meeting on March 13th, 2019. A visual guide to Web Soil Survey is linked above.

Job Vacancy Posting - Wetland Scientist position open at Tetra Tech Link here to apply.

Job Vacancy Posting - Cartographer for the DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE Office located at 284 State Street 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 Link here to apply.

Here is the Lay of the Land winter, 2019 newsletter.

The MAPSS Ad Hoc Affiliation Committee revised meeting minutes from the February 4, 2019 meeting with SSSNNE are completed.

For MAPSS members wishing to join the Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England (SSSNNE), the membership form can be downloaded.

A Stream Monitoring Internship is available through Friends of Acadia. Please link here to view the application.

Replace your old Field Indicators Version 3 with the new updated Version 4.0 Link 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.