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Coastal Zone Soil Survey Team

Overview

Since the 1990s, soil survey mapping and data collection have been improving the soil survey along the coastal zone from the Mid-Atlantic to New England. This includes the dunes, marshes, beaches, and shallow sub-tidal soils in coastal lagoons, bays, and inlets. Coastal zone soil surveys are now available for Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The NCSS is expanding this work throughout the coastal U.S.

Coastal Zone Mapping photo.
















 

George Demas was a pedologist whose pioneering studies of subaqueous soil contributed to the understanding of soil formation and the expansion of the concept of soil.

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  • Coordinate coastal zone mapping activities across division (procedures, equipment, safety)
     
  • Identify training needs
     
  • Identify needs to update standards – propose solutions
     
  • Identify needs to update taxonomy – propose solutions
     
  • Assemble existing data
     
  • Identify gaps
     
  • Work with BOA and MGT to provide guidance on priority areas
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Coastal Zone Soil Survey Fact Sheet (PDF; 1.14 MB)

2018 Coastal Zone Soil Survey Planning Workshop

Coastal Zone Soil Survey Story Map

Coastal Zone Soil Survey Projects button. National Coastal Blue Carbon Assessment Project
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Rob Tunstead, MLRA Soil Survey Office Leader, Hammonton, New Jersey

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  • Matt Dorman, Soil Scientist, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
  • Greg Hammer, Resource Soil Scientist, Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Charles Lagoueyte, Soil Scientist, Richmond Hill, Georgia
  • Michael Lindsey, State Soil Scientist, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Andy Paolucci, Soil Scientist, Sonora, California
  • Donald Parizek, MLRA Soil Survey Office Leader, Tolland, Connecticut
  • Maggie Payne, Resource Soil Scientist, West Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Craig Prink, MLRA Soil Survey Leader, North Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Charles Stemmans, Ecological Site Inventory Specialist, Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Debbie Surabian, State Soil Scientist, Tolland, Connecticut
  • Greg Taylor, Senior Regional Soil Scientist, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Jim Turenne, Assistant State Soil Scientist, Warwick, Rhode Island
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  • Jon Wiedenfeld, MLRA Soil Survey Office Leader, Rosenberg, Texas