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2019 National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) National Conference

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Narragansett, Rhode Island

June 10–13, 2019

“Charting the Future of Soil and Ecological Sciences”

Point Judith Light is situated on Point Judith, RI, and extends outward more than a mile from the Rhode Island coast. Photo credit: Point Judith Light 4 by Charlie Kellogg, some rights reserved.Photo credit: Point Judith Light 4 by Charlie Kellogg, some rights reserved.

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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 2019 conference will be held at the University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute at the Narragansett Bay Campus. Meetings will take place in #26 Coastal Institute Building and #2 Watkins Laboratory, Corless Auditorium.


215 S. Ferry Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

Narragansett Bay Campus Map and Directions

Audience Profile

Participants of the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) include representatives from the 1862 land-grant universities, experiment stations, NRCS, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Association of State Conservation Agencies, 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

The 2019 conference theme is “Charting the Future of Soil and Ecological Sciences.”

Conference highlights will include:

  • Aquaculture: Oyster Farming Operation
  • Coastal and Riparian Ecosystems
  • Field Tour: Coastal Zone Soil Survey and Coastal Erosion
  • Fundamental Changes to Soil Taxonomy
  • NCSS 120th Celebration
  • Urban Soils

Social Media: Join the Conversation #NCSS2019

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, Facebook, or Instagram pages. The conference hashtag is #NCSS2019. Type this hashtag in your tweets and posts. You may also search social media for this hashtag to view other online posts about the conference. These social media efforts will help participants network and meet new colleagues prior to and during the conference.