Thomas Potter, State GIS Coordinator, Bozeman, Montana, will assist in the coordination and completion of the National Hydrologic Dataset and the Watershed Boundary Dataset between Montana and Canada. The Hydrographic Data Harmonization Project was developed to coordinate the completion of GIS data across the international border. It is a joint effort between NRCS, USGS, state and provincial governments. Completing geographic datasets is critically important to conservation and management of water resources along the border. Thomas will travel to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 17 – 22.
Kenneth Scheffe, Soil Scientist, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, will participate in the World Resources Board Workshop. Purpose is to promote the use of Soil Taxonomy to an international community of scientists. The meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland, September 13 - 20.
Thomas Reinsch, National Leader, World Soil Resources, Soil Sciences Division, Beltsville, Maryland, is scheduled to attend the 20th Latin America Soil Science Congress, which will be held in Cusco, Peru, November 9 – 19. During the conference, Thomas will present a paper on soil survey and ecological sites and teach taxonomy at a soil classification workshop.