PAGE UPDATED ON July 19th, 2021
Announcements - In Reverse Chronological Order
A field workshop is planned for Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at Wolfe Neck Center, in Freeport, Maine. The focus will be on landscape geomorphology, soil morphology, understanding parent materials, and a special focus on Human Altered / Human Transported materials (formerly Udorthents), as well as challenging hydric soil determinations and descriptions. Excavator dug soil pits will be available as well as hand dug soil pits. A special emphasis will be placed on HSG determination for Storm Water law design and permitting. Another topic at one area will be how to proceed at a site when the hydric soils extend beyond the delineated wetland boundary. The afternoon will feature a panel discussion with regulators on the mornings' findings. Agenda and Registration forms to be posted soon
The summer 2021 Lay of the Land newsletter is available here.
UPDATE TO FORM F from Bill Noble:
An abbreviated MAPSS 2021 Annual Meeting was held via Zoom on Thursday, March 25th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. A quorum of full members was present (at least 18 full members) and voted on scholarship and Envirothon donations and other association business. Please review the Agenda. The Envirothon request for 2021 can be read here.
The Executive Committee slate of officers (although nominations are open up until the vote):
PROPOSED SLATE for 2021
Please review the 2020 Treasurer's report. The membership will be asked to approve this.
February 9th, 2021 Executive Committee Zoom meeting minutes. Please download and carefully read through.
Faster HSG lookup method using WSS for 1) soil horizons of a typical soil series; 2) associated depths; 3) Ksat Low-Rv-High values. This is a 13.3 M 12 page PDF instructional manual developed by MAPSS with significant assistance from NRCS.
Newsletter editor sought. The Lay of the Land biannual newsletter is seeking an editor. Editorial tasks include soliciting articles affecting MAPSS, events in northern New England related to soils, and other relevant soil related news. The second task is compiling the newsletter; past issues have used MS Word and converted to a PDF for electronic distribution to the membership and affiliated organizations. If interested, please contact MAPSS President Christopher Dorion .
Recognizing Dave Rocque accepting his award at our annual meeting on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at Bates College, in Lewiston.
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.
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