Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists


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Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists


Pamunkey soil series pictured above.

VAPSS 2016 Annual Meeting

 "Soils of The Ridge and Valley"

October 27-28, 2016 

Holiday Inn, Winchester, VA

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Featured speakers Thurs, October 27, 2016

What should conference attendees hope to gain from the VAPSS Fall Conference:

  • Identify saprolite, paralithic, lithic and c horizons
  • Understand the historic perspective as well as the value and limitations of soil maps.
  • Discuss findings related to recent geologic mapping projects in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Estimate and measure rock and fragment content.
  • Interpret the comprehensive water management plan for Warm Spring Run(WSR).
  • Understand the contents of HB 558 interim and the final draft report.

Schedule – Thursday, October 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - Onsite registration
9:00 a.m. Program begins
12-1 p.m. Lunch provided
4 p.m. Program ends
4:30 p.m. Annual VAPSS Membership Meeting

 Featured speakers & Topics:

-        Geology of Ridge and Valley – Matt Heller

-        Urban Soil Science: Maps and SWM Soil Maps Use and AbuseBill Sedjeski

-        Understanding House Bill 558 (Plan to Eliminate Virginia Department of Health Evaluation and Design Services for Onsite Sewage Systems and Private Wells) – Mike Lynn

-        Difference between Saprolite and ParalithicDr. John Galbraith

-        Estimating & Measuring Rock Fragment Content in Soil Profiles, Travis & Other Miscellaneous TopicsBruce Legge

-        The Warm Spring Run Watershed Management Plan – The Intersection of Geology, Hydrology, Soil Science and Biology – Bob Denton

 Schedule – Friday, October 27, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Field Trip     (see link above for details)

                                                Profile Pits and Explore Local Geology

Dedicated to Wise Land Resources Use & Management
in the Commonwealth of Virginia 
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