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2016 Northeast Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Workshop

June 20-23, 2016
Lake Placid, New York

The 2016 Northeast Cooperative Soil Survey Workshop will be held in Lake Placid, NY from June 20th to June 23rd and will include a visit to Whiteface Mountain for a technical tour examining some of the Spodic, bordering to Andic, properties of our soils in the High Peaks.

Whiteface, while not the highest of the Adirondack Mountains (Mount Marcy claims that title), is perhaps the most well-known of the 46 peaks in the Adirondacks higher than 4000 feet. It was host to all of the alpine skiing portions of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway was dedicated in 1929 by then Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and opened in 1936. The mountain also houses an elevator below the summit, rumored to have been built so that FDR could reach the peak given his well-camouflaged polio disability.



The workshop will be held at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid and is easy walking distance to most of the town’s activities and amenities and has easy access to opportunities to enjoy much of the region’s natural beauty.

High Peaks Resort
2384 Saranac Avenue
Lake Placid, New York 12946


Registration for this workshop is not yet open.

  • General Registration: $150
  • Student Registration (.edu email address required): $100
  • Payments will be able to be made via credit card (Visa or MasterCard). No checks.
  • Full refunds for registration cancellations will be issued until June 10th less a $25 processing fee.

Questions? Please contact Jonathan Russell-Anelli at


The 2016 Northeast Regional National Cooperative Soil Survey Workshop invites you and your graduate/undergraduates to submit a poster for the workshop.

Please submit an abstract for the program. The abstract should include the title, author(s) and a 100 (or less) word description of the poster’s topic.

We will be accepting the first 20 posters for display and competition.

Please submit your plans for posters during the registration process.


Rooms have been blocked off at the High Peaks Resort for Sunday, June 19th through Thursday, June 23rd (4 nights) at a daily rate of $107.00.  Rooms must be reserved by calling the resort reservations office directly at 518-523-4411.

A One Night’s room charge will be required at time of booking as the initial deposit in the form of a credit card. If you wish to mail a check for the deposit, the reservation will not be confirmed until the check is received.

Cut-Off Date for the Room Block is Friday May 20, 2016 at which time all rooms not guaranteed by a Credit Card will be released for public sale. Reservations after this date will be considered, subject to availability and Published Room Rates.

Reservations must be cancelled 7 days prior to arrival. Cancelling your reservation after 6pm (local hotel time), 7 days before your arrival date will result in a penalty of one night’s room. Guests that do not check in by midnight on the day of arrival will be responsible for the full amount of reservation stay. Changes cannot be made to length of stay or rate within 7 days of arrival.