ACEC OF VERMONT SOIL SEMINAR:
A 8 PDH REFRESHER COURSE FIELD DESCRIPTION OF SOIL PROPERTIES AND ESTIMATING SEASONAL WATER TABLE
ACEC of Vermont Soils Course Agenda:
(Access information to follow upon registration)
The Field Class will be held on:
Thursday, May 23 FROM 8:45 AM – 4 PM
Lincoln Applied Geology, Inc.
163 Revell Drive
Lincoln, Vermont 05443
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, MAY 18, 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 material, 8 PDH's, lunch and coffee break):
ACEC Members: $250.00 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.
Wendy Sue Harper, Soil Scientist, WSH Consulting
Steve Revell, CPG from Lincoln Applied Geology
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
Factors of Soil Formation Features
Types of Soil Properties
Soil Series Information
Slope Soil horizons and Boundaries
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.
WEBINAR CLASS: Wednesday, May 22nd (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM) FIELD DAY- Thursday, May 23rd (8:45 AM – 4 PM):
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.