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Soil Properties and Interpretations Module 16 Slope (NRCS-NEDC-000079)

Overview

This module defines slope and describes its influence in land use including those in the rating guides, cropland, forestland, and rangeland. It describes the relationship of slope to diagnostic criteria in soil taxonomy.

Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Estimate soil slope using applied knowledge, observations, available data and appropriate technical material
  • List those land uses in which slope is a factor using applied knowledge, and explain why slope is a factor
  • Relate slope to soil taxonomy to make interpretations

Prerequisites

None

Duration

1 hour

Target Audience

Soil scientists at the GS-7 through GS-11 levels and selected conservationists will benefit from this training

Method of Completion

This self-paced, leader-led training package uses audio-visual presentation and a study guide

NEDC Contact

Tony Lovell

Technical Coordinator

 

Enrollment

Enrollment instructions are provided below.  Be sure to select the appropriate link to ensure successful enrollment. 

USDA Employees

 

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password.  This is the same as your WebTCAS ID and password.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.

District Employees with AgLearn Account

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password. This is the same logon ID and password used for the TechReg TSP application or profile.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.
  • If you do not have an account.  Specific instructions on securing a USDA user account and password are located at getting started.  For further assistance contact the USDA state office in your state for assistance in obtaining an eAuthentication ID and password and AgLearn account.

Technical Service Providers

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password. This is the same logon ID and password used for the TechReg TSP application or profile.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.
  • If you are anticipating becoming a Technical Service Provider please review the entire process at TechReg.  Please familiarize yourself with this process if you have not already done so.  Specific instructions on securing a USDA user account and password are located at getting started.

Other USDA Customers

  • For those not in the above categories contact the USDA state office in your state for assistance in obtaining an eAuthentication ID and password and AgLearn account.
  • To obtain this contact information for your state you can go to the Aglearn website click on contact us. Scroll down to NRCS and click on the link that says state contacts.

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