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2002 National State Soil Scientist's Meeting

Monday, October 28, 2002

Moderator: Dennis Potter, State Soil Scientist, MO

Time Activity Presenter(s)
1:00PM - 1:20PM Welcome

Farm Bill
State Conservationist, MO

Patricia Hufford, Asst. State Conservationist for Field Operations, St. Joseph, MO
1:20PM - 1:50PM Introductions and Expectations Maxine Levin, Soil Survey Division
1:50PM - 2:00PM Development of Action Register Team Leader:
Luis Hernandez, State Soil Scientist, NE
2:00PM - 2:30PM FY03 Soil Survey Division Priorities Berman Hudson, Director, Soil Survey Division
2:30PM - 3:00PM Break  
3:00PM - 3:15PM View of the National Cooperative Soil Survey - An Infrastructure for NRCS (by teleconference) Chief Bruce Knight, NRCS
3:15PM - 3:45PM National Cartography and Geospatial Center - Soils and Geospatial Initiatives Tommie Parham, Director, NCGC
3:45PM - 4:30PM National Soil Intpretation Advisory Group Role and Vision - Making Soil Surveys and Interpretations Relevant for Users Dave Hammer, Univ. of Missouri
4:30PM - 5:00PM Using the Soil Survey for Conservation Planning and Beyond (PDF; 365 KB) Maurice Mausbach, Deputy Chief, Soil Survey and Resource Assessment, NRCS
5:00PM - 7:30PM Soils Social Hour / Computer Technology Demo Forums  

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

AM Moderator: Darwin Newton, State Soil Scientist, TN
PM Moderator: Jim Ford, State Soil Scientist, OK

Time Activity Presenter(s)
7:30AM - 8:15AM Defining the National Soil Survey Center’s and States’ Roles with Regards to Interpretations (PDF; 73 KB) Karl Hipple and Russ Kelsea, NSSC
8:15AM - 8:45AM Linking Research to Soil Interpretations Bob Grossman, NSSC
8:45AM - 9:15AM History / Rationale and Tools for NASIS - Fuzzy Logic (PDF; 1.7 MB) Bob Nielsen, NSSC
9:15AM - 9:30AM Break  
9:30AM - 10:00AM NASIS and the Interpretations Modules: Strengths and Challenges Steve Lawrence, Asst. State Soil Scientist, Athens, GA
10:00AM - 11:00AM Panel of Soil Scientists from the Field Darrel Kautz, Palmer, AK
Ed Mersiovsky, Little Rock, AR
Lisa Krall, Vernon, CT
11:00AM - 12:00PM Working with Criteria and NASIS to Make Regional Soil Interpretations (PDF; 1.1 MB) Sue Southard, Data Quality Specialist, Davis, CA
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch  
1:00PM - 1:15PM Prototypes for Documenting Soil Interpretations (PDF; 209 KB) Bob Nielsen, NSSC
1:15PM - 2:00PM Testing and Evaluating Soil Interpretation Criteria Joyce Scheyer, NSSC
Ronald Martin, Florence, SC
Wangemann, BIA, Toppenish, WA
2:00PM - 2:30PM Soil Geo-Chemistry Investigations and Lead Impacts within Urban Soil Interpretations Mike Wilson and Joyce Scheyer, NSSC
2:30PM - 3:00PM Break  
3:00PM - 3:45PM
3:50PM - 5:00PM
Mini-Sessions (each participant will attend 2 sessions)
  • Group 1: Beyond Thematic Maps - Spatial Interpretations, Steve Peaslee
  • Group 2: RUSLE2 Demo, Dave Lightle (PDF; 679 KB)
  • Group 3: EBI Criteria, Russ Kelsea
  • Group 4: Soil Conditioning Index, Lee Norfleet
5:00PM - 7:30PM Soils Social Hour / Poster Session and Marketing Demo Forum  
6:00PM - 7:00PM (Concurrently) Open Discussion Group - Impacts to Technical Soil Services and Resource Soil Scientists by the Farm Bill Moderator:
Kip Kolsinkas, State Soil Scientist, CT

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

AM Moderator: Neil Petersen, State Soil Scientist, WA
PM Moderator: George Teachman, Aberdeen, MD

Time Activity Presenter(s)
7:30AM - 8:00AM NASIS / SBAAG Update and Ft. Collins Activity (PDF; 127 KB) Ken Scheffe and Ken Harward
8:00AM - 9:30AM Soils Data and Information - the Public Interface Panel members
9:30AM - 10:00AM Break  
10:00AM - 10:45AM
10:50AM - 12:00PM
Mini-Sessions (each participant will attend 2 sessions)
  • Group 1: Beyond Thematic Maps - Spatial Interpretations, Steve Peaslee
  • Group 2: RUSLE2 Demo, Dave Lightle
  • Group 3: EBI Criteria, Russ Kelsea
  • Group 4: Soil Conditioning Index, Lee Norfleet
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch  
1:00PM - 1:20PM LESA/CALES - FPPA (PDF; 2.4 MB) Ray Sinclair and Cheryl Simmons
1:20PM - 1:40PM Regional Technology Coordination in Implementing the Farm Bill Craig Derickson
1:40PM - 2:10PM Use Dependent / Dynamic Soil Properties - Algorithms and New NASIS Calculations and Validations (PDF; 2.9 MB) Cathy Seybold, NSSC
2:10PM - 2:45PM Geophysical Methods within NRCS: Applications for the Farm Bill (PDF; 2.2 MB) Ed Stein, NY
Wes Tuttle, NSSC, NC
2:45PM - 3:15PM Break  
3:15PM - 3:30PM 3-D Mapper - Applications to Soil Survey (PDF; 15 KB) Ken Lubich, WI
3:30PM - 5:30PM Panel - Landscape Analysis Applications for Field Soil Survey Panel members

Thursday, October 31, 2002

AM Moderator: David Kriz, State Soil Scientist, VA
PM Moderator: Edward Ealy, State Soil Scientist, GA

Time Activity Presenter(s)
7:30AM - 8:00AM Panel - Landscape Analysis Applications for Field Soil Survey Discussion  
8:00AM - 8:30AM Soil Survey Schedule / PRMS / Soil Survey Reportable Codes (PDF; 586 KB) Jim Ware
8:30AM - 9:00AM Publications and Digital Map Finishing Backlog (PDF; 72 KB) Ken Lubich, Stan Anderson, Mike Kortum
9:00AM - 9:30AM NCGC Soil Support Branch (PDF; 5.8 MB) Nathan McCaleb, NCGC
9:30AM - 10:00AM Break  
10:00AM - 10:30AM Recruitment (PDF; 81 KB) Jason Parman, OPM, Kansas City, MO
10:30AM - 11:15AM MLRA Project Management (PDF; 43 KB) Earl Lockridge, NSSC
Tom Calhoun, NHQ
Dennis Potter, State Soil Scientist, MO
11:15AM - 11:30AM Soil Survey Standards (PDF; 141 KB) Craig Ditzler, NSSC
11:30AM - 12:30PM Future Geospatial Tools for Soil Survey (PDF; 2.6 MB) Chris Clarke, RID
Eric Winthers, USFS, MT
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch  
1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • National Soil Survey Interpretations Advisory Group Meeting
  • National Soil Survey Technical Services Advisory Group Meeting
1:30PM - 2:30PM
  • Group 1 Discussion
  • Group 2 Discussion
  • Group 3 Discussion
2:30PM - 2:40PM Discussion Group Summaries  
2:40PM - 2:50PM Break  
2:50PM - 3:20PM Kellogg’s 100th Anniversary (PDF; 73 KB) Bob Grossman and Douglas Helms
3:20PM - 4:00PM Review of Action Register Team  
4:00PM - 5:00PM Director’s Forum