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ACEC/VT Soil Seminar Field Course (PDH's Provided)

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The Webinar Class will be held on:
Wednesday, September 18th at 9:30am to 11:30am
(Access information to follow upon registration)

The Field Class will be held on:
Thursday, September 19th FROM 8:45 AM – 4 PM

WHERE:
Lincoln Applied Geology, Inc.
163 Revell Drive
Lincoln, Vermont 05443

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Note that the VT PE Board has approved this course for 8.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and as the college level soils course to add the ANR soils certification to the PE. Also note that ANR has approved this course for 8 credit hours including 6 soil related credits for Licensed Designers.

COST:
(Registration fee includes course materials, 8 PDH's, lunch and coffee break):
ACEC Members:  $250.00 per person
Non Members:  $300.00 per person.

To receive an 8 PDHs certificate, you must be present during the entire course. Certification will be mailed to you by ACEC/VT after the completion of the course.

No refunds to attendees canceling less than 5 days prior to seminar. Substitutes are acceptable; please notify ACEC/VT prior to substitution.

PRESENTERS:
Wendy Sue Harper, Soil Scientist, WSH Consulting
Steve Revell, CPG from Lincoln Applied Geology

THE COURSE:
Field Description of Soils: A course of study in the description and field identification of soils with varying wetness conditions using standards of the National Cooperative Soil Survey. Emphasis on important soil properties in the field related to soil drainage characteristics and on-site waste disposal. Upon completion, the student is expected to be knowledgeable in describing soils and estimating seasonal high water table levels.

TEXT & PRIMARY REFERENCES (PROVIDED WITH THIS COURSE):
Redoximorphic Features for Identifying Aquic Conditions.  M. J. Vespraskas, NC State Universtiy. 1995 Revised.

Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils 3.0

Origin and Nature of Soil:
Soil Color and its Significance
Soil Structure
Factors of Soil Formation Features
Redoximorphic Soil
Types of Soil Properties
Soil Series Information
Slope Soil horizons and Boundaries
Soil Consistence
Restrictive Layers
Drainage classes
Permeability
Soil Surveys:
Soil maps- how to use Web Soil Survey (http://soils.usda.gov/survey/) to get soils info Scale, accuracy, and map detail. Exercise using Soil Properties and Septic Rating info in the Orange County Soil Survey.

Describing Soils of Various Parent Material and Drainage Classes– Local sites

FIELD EXAM AND COURSE REVIEW:
Student is to 1.) Prepare a complete field description of selected pedons, and 2.) Describe role of parent material and relief on soil drainage characteristics for selected test pits. This is an open book exam.

 

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