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2012 North Central Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference

June 4-7, 2012
The University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Nebraska is proud to host the 2012 North Central Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference. The NCSS Conference will run from 1 p.m., Monday, June 4 through noon, Thursday, June 7. The conference will be held at Hardin Hall, on the University East Campus. There are a variety of accommodations, dining, and activity options in downtown Lincoln and vicinity. Technical sessions and committee discussions will focus on challenging soil survey related issues including Ecological Site Inventory and Description, soil survey in urban and highly disturbed areas, and dynamic soil properties. A highlight of the conference will be a field tour on Wednesday, June 6. The field tour will focus on the Upland and Flood Plain Landscapes of Southeastern Nebraska.

Picture of Peoria loess. Photo of a Nebraska landscape.  


The Conference Steering Committee is seeking posters. Posters can be displayed the first day of the meeting and remain on view for the duration. Presenters will be invited to discuss their posters during break periods.

  • Agenda  (includes links to reports and presentations)


Standards and Taxonomy: John Allen, NRCS, Indiana (phone 317-295-5859)
New Technology: Chad Remley, NRCS, Kansas (phone 785-823-4564)
Research Needs: Phillip Owens, Purdue University, Indiana (phone 765-494-0247)
Soil Interpretations: Randy Miles, University of Missouri, Missouri (phone 573-882-6607)
Soil Data Join Recorrelation (SDJR): Cleveland Watts, NRCS, Kansas (phone 785-823-4558)
Soil and Ecosystem Dynamics: Susan Samson-Liebig, NRCS, North Dakota (phone 701-530-2018) and Mark Moseley, NRCS, Texas (phone 830-249-3508)

The Steering Committee seeks suggestions and volunteers to serve as Vice-Chairs and members, and comments on charges and assignments for Standing Committees.


(Includes conference dinner, refreshments, field trip, documents)

Pre-registration (until 5/25/2012): $175.00
On-site registration: $200.00
Students: $75.00


Hardin Hall
Location Map (PDF; 558 KB)
3310 Holdrege Street
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0961

Phone: 402-472-3471

Interactive map of East Campus


A block of rooms has been reserved (Reservation Code NRCS) at:

Holiday Inn Express Lincoln
3939 North 26th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521

Phone: 402-477-1100
Fax: 402-477-5664

Reservation cut-off date for these rooms is May 3, 2012.

In addition, Lincoln has many hotels and restaurants both downtown and along major arterials. (See for a complete listing.)

Information on transportation and shuttles from the Lincoln Airport is available at


Mark Kuzila
619 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68583-0996
Phone: 402-472-7537

Neil Dominy
State Soil Scientist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Room 152, Federal Building
100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508-3866
Phone: 402-437-4113