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2017 National Cooperative Soil Survey National Conference

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Boise, Idaho

June 25-29, 2017

“Resource ​Inventory ​and ​Assessment ​in ​a ​Changing ​Environment”

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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 Boise, Idaho (pronouncing our host city).

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 “Resource ​Inventory ​and ​Assessment ​in ​a ​Changing Environment”.

Social Media: Join the Conversation #NCSSConference17

We invite you to join the conversation about the National Cooperative Soil Survey National Conference by tweeting about the conference or posting updates to your LinkedIn and Facebook pages. The conference hashtag is #NCSSConference17. Type this hashtag in your tweets/posts to continue the conference “backchannel;” you may also search Twitter for this hashtag to view the tweets online. These social media efforts will help participants network and meet new colleagues prior to and during the conference.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) should be obtained through self-certification at the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) web site.