2012 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference
May 21-25, 2012
“Soil Survey for the Future – Continuing the Mission”
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On Wednesday, a one-day field trip will
highlight a unique effort within the National Cooperative Soil
Survey including Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana
Soil Survey, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service,
Kentucky Geological Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey,
University of Kentucky, Southern Illinois University, and Purdue
University in MLRA 120, Kentucky and Indiana Sandstone and Shale
Hills and Valleys, Soil Systems Study. The study sites consist
of 3 pairs of watersheds under two different land uses:
grassland and forest. The different paired watersheds have
similar state factors of soil formation with the exception of
loess thickness. The study focuses on soil water movement
through similar landscapes with varying depths of loess and
changes in soil properties under different land use. Soil pits
will be open for the observation of soil properties. There will
be a good example of a fragipan (restrictive) layer. Soil
quality issues and ecological site inventories will also be
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Advance registration cost is $200. Advance registration ends May 7, 2012. On-site/late registration will be $250. The registration cost for students attending the conference will be $50. Registration includes access to all presentations, morning and afternoon breaks on Monday through Friday, lunch on Thursday, and the field trip on Wednesday (lunch will be provided).
Please send registration information to:
Ann Norris - Admin. Staff Officer
Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
105 Plant Science Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0312
Holiday Inn University Plaza – Bowling Green
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103
Participants are responsible for making reservations. The group name under which the rooms are block-reserved is “Natural Resource Conservation Service” (Group Code: RCS) and rooms are $77 per night plus appropriate taxes. Rooms are single (king-sized bed) and double (two double beds). Rooms are available during the period May 20 to 25. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is noon.
Reservations for rooms in the block should be made by April 21st by
each individual securing reservations on-line or by contacting the hotel
at 270-745-0088. After April 21st, reservations requested by attendees
will be accepted based on availability and the best available rate at
the time. The hotel has a 24-hour cancellation policy.
Steve Blanford –
State Soil Scientist / MO-18 Leader
Phone: 859-224-7607 (office) or 859-227-6252 (cell)
Dr. A. D. Karathanasis –
University of Kentucky, PSS
Ag. Science Bldg. North
1100 Nicholasville Road (Office:122K)
Lexington, KY 40546-0091