Soil Science for Environmental Professionals – IUP


When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Field Location: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Maximum Class Size: 30 Students

Registration: CLOSED

Who Should Attend?: Any environmental professional interested in learning soil profile description and interpretation techniques. All skill levels are welcome.

Great for professionals working in disciplines related to:
  • Stormwater
  • Land Development
  • Wetland Delineations
  • Oil & Gas
  • Site Suitability
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Archaeology
In this class, students will learn techniques for identifying and describing soil physical properties for soil profile descriptions. Students will evaluate three soil profile pits in the field with soil scientists learning soil description techniques and completing three full soil pit descriptions. Topics covered in this course include:
  • Soil horizon nomenclature including master horizons and subdivisions
  • Soil horizon boundary descriptions
  • Describing soil structure and other soil physical properties
  • Redoximorphic feature chemistry
  • Methods of determining soil parent material
  • Understanding wastewater renovation in soils
  • Identifying and describing redoximorphic features and other limiting zones

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