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Coastal Zone Soil Survey Team


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 in Web Soil Survey for Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. The NCSS is expanding this work throughout the coastal U.S. with Massachusetts and New York scheduled to be the next survey areas added.

For more information, please visit coastal zone soil surveys.

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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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The Coastal Zone Soil Survey Team meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. EST.

  • Call: 888-844-9904
  • Access number: 6448763#

Meeting minutes are available at

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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 Project Interactive Map

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Map showing Coastal Zone Soil Survey Projects.

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Fiscal Year 2019
 •  FY2019 Report (PDF; 3.5 MB)

Fiscal Year 2018

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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
  • Charles Lagoueyte, Soil Scientist, Richmond Hill, Georgia
  • Jerome Langlinais, MLRA Soil Survey Office Leader, Loxley, Alabama
  • Zamir Libohova, Research Soil Scientist, NSSC, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Michael Lindsey, State Soil Scientist, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Shawn McVey, National Training Coordinator, NSSC, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Steve Monteith, Supervisory Soil Scientist, NSSC, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 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
  • Jon Wiedenfeld, MLRA Soil Survey Office Leader, Rosenberg, Texas
  • Skye Wills, National Resource Soil Scientist, SSD, Lincoln, Nebraska