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NHANRS Soil Workshop--Soil Color and Texture

New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists is sponsoring a Soil Color & Soil Texture Workshop--Practical Use for Wetland and Environmental Scientists

 Export to Your Calendar 6/9/2017
When: Friday, June 9, 2017
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Stoney Ridge Farm
41 Kiana Road
Alton, New Hampshire 
United States
Presenter: Karen Dudley, NRCS Soil Scientist and Peter Whitcomb, Assistant State Soil Scientist for NRCS in NH
Contact: Iris Altilio

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Soil Color & Soil Texture  Workshop 

8:00-8:30am  Registration   Coffee & Snack 

8:30-8:45am  Cindy Balcius – Introduction and soils class training overview 

8:45-9:30am  Karen Dudley – Review of Soil Parent Materials, Soil Texture Classes, Textural Triangle and the importance of texture in Keying Hydric Soils, NRCS Official Series Descriptions 

9:30-10:15am  Peter Whitcomb – Soil Color, Use of Munsell Color Charts, Colors as they relate to Parent Materials, Colors as they relate to soil processes and soil redoximorphic features 

10:15-10:30am  Break 

10:30-12:30pm  Hands on test pit profiles, color, texture, structure, parent material, drainage classes, seasonal high water tables, redoximorphic features, landscape position  

Workshop Description This workshop will provide and in depth introduction and/or review of basic soil characteristics. This workshop is great for beginners with little soils training other than using the Hydric Soil Key. Begin to understand the soil characteristics and how they affect what and where you delineate. Become aware of where you are in the landscape and the plant communities around you. Learn how to use the USDA-NRCS Official Series Descriptions. Learn and/or sharpen your texturing skills which are important to using the Hydric Soil Key. Understand how the Munsell Color charts are set up and what the basic trends are. Instructors will present methods that meet certification and regulatory standards for soil scientists, wetland scientists, subsurface soil inspectors and others. This is the first of a series of Introductory/RefresherSoil Workshops. Attendance is limited to facilitate quality learning and discussion time in the soil pits. 

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