Workshops/ Events

Workshops/ Events

Back to Basics Soil Workshop

at the

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Two Institute Drive, Concord, NH  

December 15th from 9 am – 4 pm

Cost- $60/ pp

Click here for the Back to Basics Flyer and Registration Form

 

Draft Agenda

8:45-9:00  Registration and refreshments

9:00          Welcome and Intro to NH Soils – Joe Homer, Soil Scientist, Former NH State Soil Scientist

9:45          Parent Materials Geology of NH – Presenter Pending

10:30        Break

10:45        Wetland and Forest Soils – Joe Homer, Soil Scientist

12            Lunch and Exhibits: Soil textures, EnviroScape, Soil Tent

1              Soil Testing, Seed Selection, and Grass Growth – Daimon Meeh, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

1:30          Basics of Erosion Control – Mike Everhart, E.J. Prescott

2:15          Break

2:30          Soils and Engineering Talk, Databases – Peter Whitcomb, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

3              Soil & Climate- Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University

3:45          Closing remarks, questions, & certificates

Pending Session: Soils & Cultural Resources

 

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Hands on WebSoil Survey Workshop

Hands-On Web Soil Survey Workshop:  “How to Access Soils Information on the Web”

Pembroke Academy Computer Laboratory, Pembroke, NH

from 9 am – Noon

Thursday, December 28th

 $30 Registration Fee

Click Here for the Registration Form

Web Soil Survey provides planners, conservation organizations, state agencies, and landowners internet access to relevant soils information needed to make land use and management decisions. Web Soil Survey is a simple, yet powerful way to access and analyze Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) soil survey maps, interpretations and data.

During this workshop we’ll explore the three easy steps that will allow you to access a soil map for your “area of interest”, create interpretive maps, review a variety of soils data and generate a customized report. Web Soil Survey is an alternative to traditional hardcopy publications that offers quicker delivery of information, provides the “official” copy of data, and allows you to obtain just the information you want. Additionally, the workshop will present a primer on New Hampshire soil / landscape relationships and an overview of useful soil related information available on the NH-NRCS website.

Hands-on learning! A computer will be available to each student to create and print your own soils information. Information will be presented by Karen Dudley, NH-NRCS Technical Soil Services.

Directions and parking instructions will be e-mailed or mailed to you one-week before class.

Approved CEUs: 3 NH DES Subsurface credits

Questions? Please call us at 223-6020 or email info@merrimackccd.org.