Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists

(VAPSS)

MEETINGS & EVENTS


PREVIOUS MEETINGS / EVENTS

Fall 2015 

 "Triassic World - The Strange Soils and Geology of the Western Culpeper Basin of Loudoun County, Virginia"

Where the Blue Ridge and Culpeper Basin 
physiographic provinces collide in Leesburg

October 22-23, 2015 - Ida Lee Park, Leesburg, VA

Ida Lee Park, Leesburg, VA


 Fall 2014


Stormwater Management (SWM)
& Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC)
October 16-18, 2014
Camp Bethel near Fincastle
Jan Briede, PhD who is responsible for certification training at DEQ , was the key speaker, focused on Virginia’s Storm Water Management (SWM)
and Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC).
Training focused on the soil scientists role. Among the many certifications offered. LPSS can do Plan Review without being certified, the Regulatory and Technical considerations will be explained and explored.
This was a two and one half day event, with meals and lodging.
We incorporated a field practice on Saturday morning, and included site characterization, permeability, and professional roles in support of design and assessment into this training.


FALL SESSION 2012:
  • TOPIC: HYDRIC SOIL INDICATORS: THEIR HISTORY, USE and APPLICATION
  • Dates: November 12-13, 2012
  • location: Airfield 4H Conference Center 
    Wakefield, Virginia


SPRING SESSION 2012:

TOPIC: STORMWATER MANAGEMENT and HOW SOIL SCIENTISTS CAN PLAY THEIR PART

  • Dates: Friday March 23, 2012
  • Location: Wetlands Studies and Solutions, Inc., Gainsville, Virginia
FALL SESSION 2011:
  • TOPIC: Acid Sulfate Soils and Remedication
  • Dates: November 3 & 4, 2011
  • Location : Fredericksburg, Virginia (with field trips in Virginia + Maryland)
SPRING SESSION 2011:
  • TOPIC: Soil Science Needs and Issues in Nutrient Management Planning
  • Dates: May 19 & 20, 2011
  • Location: Smyth Hall on Virginia Tech Campus (Blacksburg, Virginia) & local field trip
FALL SESSION 2010:
  • TOPIC: Description and Interpretation of Soil Morphological Features in Uplands, Wetlands and Altered Landscape 
  • Date: October 5 & 6, 2010
  • Location: Holiday Inn Koger Center & Shirley Plantation
SPRING SESSION 2010:
  • TOPIC: Site Characterization for Stormwater Basins 
  • Date: May 20 & 21, 2010
  • Location: Fairfax Government Center

VAPSS 2016 Annual Meeting

 "Soils of The Ridge and Valley"

October 27-28, 2016 

Holiday Inn Winchester, VA

Click here for Program Details and Registration Form
COMING SOON!!!

Featured speakers:  Thurs, October 27, 2016

Bruce Legg

Michael Lynn
Dr. John Galbraith
Bob Denton
Matt Heller
Bill Sledjeski

Topics:

Geology of Ridge and Valley

Soil Maps Use and Abuse

Understanding House Bill 558

Difference between saprolite and Paralithic

Estimating rock fragments

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