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2013 National Cooperative Soil Survey National Conference

Annapolis, Maryland

June 16-20, 2013

“Soil Survey — Planning for Soil Health in the Critical Zone”

Aerial view of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge.

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About the Conference

The conference convenes every other year on the odd-numbered year to discuss and develop solutions to issues of national concern to the National Cooperative Soil Survey.

The conference will be held in Annapolis, Maryland.

Expected Size of Audience


Audience Profile

Participants of the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) include representatives from the 1862 land-grant universities, experiment stations, NRCS, USFS, NPS, BLM, BIA, EPA, USFWS, National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA), National Association of Consulting Soil Scientists, the 1890 land-grant universities, and western tribal colleges. Other interested foreign and domestic groups, such as lead scientists from Canada, Mexico, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia are invited to participate as users of soil surveys. We also welcome students and their contributions to the future of soil survey.

Conference Emphasis

This year, the theme of the conference will be “Soil Survey — Planning for Soil Health in the Critical Zone”.