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2004 Northeast Region NCSS Conference - Agenda

Tucker County, West Virginia
June 21 - 25, 2004

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Monday June 21, 2004
Tuesday June 22, 2004
Wednesday June 23, 2004
Thursday June 24, 2004
Friday June 25, 2004

Monday June 21, 2004

Time Activity
9:00am - 12:00pm Registration at Canaan Valley Resort Lodge
1:00pm - 1:45pm Opening Session
Moderator – Dr. John Sencindiver, West Virginia University

Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Lillian V. Woods, State Conservationist, NRCS - WV
Cameron Hackney, Dean, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, and Director, WV Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Truman Wolfe, Exec. Director, WV Conservation Agency
Dr. Maury Mausbach, Deputy Chief, NRCS Washington, D.C.
1:45pm - 3:00pm National Committee Reports - Dr. Joyce Scheyer, NRCS NSSC, Lincoln, NE
ICOMANTH Report - Dr. John Galbraith, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
Northeast Agricultural Experiment Station Reports
3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm Committee Meetings (Breakout Sessions)
Research Needs
Soil Taxonomy
Hydric Soils
Technical Soil Services
Subaqueous Soils
Standards (new for 2004)
6:00pm Social Gathering

Tuesday June 22, 2004

Time Activity
8:00am - 10:00am Committee meetings continue
10:00am - 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am - 12:00pm General Session
Moderator: Stephanie Connolly, USFS, Elkins, WV
10:15am - 10:50am Welcome from the U.S. Forest Service – Clyde Thompson, Forest Supervisor, Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, WV
10:50am - 11:20am Forest Research on the Fernow Experimental Forest – Dr. Mary Beth Adams, Research Soil Scientist, Northeast Research Station, Parsons, WV
11:20am - 12:00pm Update on Forest Soil Characterization in Appalachia – Anthony B. Jenkins, MLRA-127 Project Leader, NRCS, Oak Hill, WV
12:00pm -12:50pm Lunch
12:50pm - 1:20pm Sugar Maple Decline in NE Forests – Dr. Steve Horsley, USFS, Northeast Research Station, Warren, PA
1:20pm - 1:45pm Monitoring Water Table Depth Using Locally Available Materials – Dr. Mark Stolt, University of Rhode Island
1:45pm - 2:05pm Using IRIS Tubes to Measure Iron Reduction in Red Parent Material Hydric Soils – Dr. Marty Rabenhorst, University of Maryland
2:05pm - 2:25pm Update From the NRCS National Cartography and Geospatial Center – Nathan McCaleb, NRCS Soil Survey Support Branch, Ft. Worth
2:25pm - 2:50pm Hydropedology and Modern Soil Surveys – Dr. Henry Lin, Penn State University
2:50pm - 3:20pm Break
3:20pm - 3:40pm Surface Mine Reclamation in West Virginia - Dr. Jeff Skousen, Professor, West Virginia University
3:40pm - 4:15pm Hillslope Hydrology Study - Dr. Pam Edwards, USFS, Northeast Research Station, Parsons, WV
4:15pm - 5:15pm Geology and Geomorphology of the Canaan Valley Area and Field Trip Overview – Dr. Robert Behling, West Virginia University and Tony Jenkins, NRCS, Oak Hill, WV

Wednesday June 23, 2004

8:00am - 5:00pm: Field Trip

Our goal here is to show (as much as we can) relevant sites that correspond to our research and technical soil services agenda i.e. hydric soils with red parent materials and inexpensive water table monitoring devices.

Thursday June 24, 2004

Time Activity
8:00am - 9:00am Committee Breakouts to prepare reports
NEC-50 Breakout - Maple Room
NRCS Breakout - Lounge
9:00am - 11:30am General Session
Moderator: David Kingsbury, NRCS, Morgantown, WV
9:00am - 10:00am Committee Reports
Research Needs
Soil Taxonomy
Technical Soil Services
10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am - 11:30am Committee Reports
Hydric Soils
Subaqueous Soils
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:20pm The Changing World of Providing Soil Information – Sharon Waltman, Soil Scientist, NRCS NSSC, Lincoln, NE
1:20pm - 2:10pm Status of the Soil Survey in the Northeast Region
Steve Fischer, MO-12 SDQS, NRCS, Amherst, MA
Steve Carpenter, MO-13 Leader, NRCS, Morgantown, WV
Roy Vick, MO-14 Leader, NRCS, Raleigh, NC
Bill Craddock, MO-18 Leader, NRCS, Lexington, KY
2:10pm - 2:30pm Soil Phosphorus Retention in Some Appalachian Soils – Dr. D.K. Bhumbla, West Virginia University
2:30pm - 4:30pm Breakout session - MO-13 Board of Directors Meeting
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 3:30pm Activities at the Canaan Valley Institute – Paul Kinder, Canaan Valley Institute, Davis, WV
3:30pm - 4:00pm The I-95 Corridor, "A Region Apart" - Steve Carlisle, NRCS-NY
4:00pm - 4:30pm NENCSS Business Meeting - Dr. John Sencindiver; Stephen G. Carpenter; Stephanie Connolly; and NENCSS Steering Team
6:00pm Pig Roast at Canaan Valley Ski Area

Friday June 25, 2004

Time Activity
8:00am - 12:00pm MO-13 Board of Directors Meeting
12:00pm Adjourn