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2002 Western Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference

Sunday, July 7, 2002

Time Activity Presenter(s)
7:30AM - 12:30PM Geomorphic Tour - San Juan Mountains Rob Blair, Ft. Lewis College
2:00PM - 4:00PM Registration in the Foyer, Big Billie Room  


Monday, July 8, 2002

Moderator: Tim Sullivan

Time Activity Presenter(s)
7:00AM - 9:00AM Registration in the Foyer, Big Billie Room  
9:00AM - 9:15AM Introductory Remarks Bill Ypsilantis, BLM
9:15AM - 9:30AM Welcome Ann Morgan, BLM Colorado State Director
Agency Reports
9:30AM - 9:45AM Agricultural Experiment Station Bob Graham, Univ. of California - Riverside
9:45AM - 10:00AM Bureau of Indian Affairs Bob Hetzler, BIA
10:00AM - 10:30AM Break  
10:30AM - 10:45AM Bureau of Land Management (PDF; 1.2 MB) Bill Ypsilantis, BLM
10:45AM - 11:00AM National Park Service (PDF; 3.5 MB) Pete Biggam, NPS
11:00AM - 11:15AM Natural Resources Conservation Service Berman Hudson, NRCS
11:15AM - 11:30AM Forest Service Randy Davis, FS
11:30AM - 1:00PM Lunch  
Cooperator Reports
1:00PM - 1:15PM Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts Bob Zebroski, CASCD
1:15PM - 1:30PM National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists Barry Dutton, Land and Water, Inc.
1:30PM - 1:45PM Tribal Liaison Update Marcy Arrowchis, NRCS
1:45PM - 2:15PM Geology of the San Juan Mountains (PDF; 5.6 MB) Rob Blair, Ft. Lewis College
2:15PM - 2:45PM Break  
2:45PM - 3:15PM Shoshone National Forest Terrestrial Ecosystem Unit Inventory Kent Houston, FS
3:15PM - 3:45PM Update of Ecological Site Descriptions Curtis Talbot, NRCS
3:45PM - 4:15PM Soil Quality Indicators in Rangeland (PDF; 2.6 MB) Arlene Tugel, NRCS
4:15PM - 4:45PM Soil Crust Taskforce Report (PDF; 3.2 MB) Janice Boettinger, Utah State Univ.
5:00PM Evening Reception / No Host Bar in Legends Room  


Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Moderator: Cameron Loerch

Time Activity Presenter(s)
8:00AM - 8:30AM Soil Data Warehouse (PDF; 844 KB) Ken Harward, NRCS
8:30AM - 9:00AM Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory - Geospatial Toolkit (PPT; 29 MB)
  • Text (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Haans Fisk, FS
9:00AM - 9:30AM Demonstration of TERRA/NRIS (PDF; 1.8 MB) Mike McArthur, FS
9:30AM - 10:00AM Development of GIS-Based Soil Mapping Techniques in the Pacific Northwest (PDF; 4.0 MB) Alan Busacca, Washington State Univ.
10:00AM - 10:30AM Break  
10:30AM - 11:00AM Interagency Applications of the Soil Data Viewer (PDF; 278 KB) Ken Harward, NRCS
11:00AM - 11:30AM Role of Biological Soil Crusts in Rangeland Health Jayne Belnap, USGS
11:30AM - 1:00PM Lunch  
1:00PM - 3:00PM Committee Breakout Sessions  
3:00PM - 3:30PM Break  
3:30PM - 3:45PM Soils Field Tour Orientation Bill Ypsilantis, BLM
3:45PM - 5:00PM Poster Session / Demos in Big Billie Conference Room  


Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Time Activity
8:00AM - 4:30PM Soils Field Tour


Thursday, July 11, 2002

Moderator: Craig Ditzler

Time Activity Presenter(s)
Committee Reports (PDF; 2.0 MB)
8:00AM - 8:20AM New Technology Committee Report (PDF; 56 KB) Pete Biggam, NPS
8:20AM - 8:40AM Research Needs Committee Report Gene Kelley, Colorado State Univ.
8:40AM - 9:00AM Soil Survey Standards Committee Report (PDF; 119 KB) Duane Lammers, FS
9:00AM - 9:20AM Opportunities / Cooperative Agreements Committee Report (PDF; 48 KB) Cameron Loerch, NRCS
9:20AM - 9:30AM Group Discussion of Committee Reports  
9:30AM - 10:00AM Break  
10:00AM - 10:45AM Colorado River Salinity / Selenium Issues Win Wright, USGS
Karla Brown, Colorado State Univ.
10:45AM - 11:15AM Rangeland Restoration Initiatives and Issues Mike Pellant, BLM
11:15AM - 11:30AM National Soil Survey and Rangeland Ecosystem Classification Strategy (PDF; 220 KB) Bill Ypsilantis, BLM
11:30AM - 1:00PM Luncheon Presentation on Mesa Verde National Park (PDF; 3.6 MB)
Alpenglow Room
Guest Speaker - Marilyn Colyer, Mesa Verde National Park
1:00PM - 1:30PM National Soil Survey Laboratory Update Dewayne Mays, NRCS
1:30PM - 2:15PM Soil Survey: Becoming Relevant in a Changing World David Hammer, Univ. of Missouri
2:15PM - 2:45PM Tephra Workshop Overview Duane Lammers, FS
2:45PM - 3:00PM Break  
3:00PM - 4:00PM Agency Breakout Sessions Group
4:00PM - 4:30PM West Regional NCSS Business Meeting Group
4:30PM - 5:00PM Meeting Wrap-Up and Friday Field Tour Logistics Bill Ypsilantis, BLM
Pete Biggam, NPS


Friday, July 12, 2002

Time Activity Presenter(s)
7:30AM - 5:00PM Field Tour - Mesa Verde National Park Pete Biggam, NPS
Doug Ramsey, NPS
Arlene Tugel,
NRCS