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2006 Northeast Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference

Bordentown, New Jersey

May 21-25, 2006

The 2006 Northeast Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference, one of four regional NCSS conferences, was held at the EcoComplex, Rutgers University’s Environmental Research and Extension Center. This event was sponsored by Rutgers Environmental Research and Extension and New Jersey Association of Professional Soil Scientists (NJAPSS) and facilitated by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Sunday evening featured registration and a group social at the Ramada Inn. The four-day meeting convened Monday morning at the EcoComplex. Besides the general sessions, committee meetings, and a business meeting, the week included a tour of the greenhouse operation at the EcoComplex and an all-day tour on Wednesday, featuring the soils and landscapes of both the Inner and Outer Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain.

Throughout the week, the Standing Committees of Standards, Soil Taxonomy, and Research Needs addressed ongoing regional concerns. Additional committees addressed issues involving hydric soils and subaqueous soils and additional selected issues and interpretation criteria.