Sid Pilgrim is an adjunct professor of soil science with over 30 years of experience with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service in National Cooperative Soil Survey.
Introduction to Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the U.S., Version 7.0 (2010)
6 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 1.75 CEUs for Surveyors, and 3 CEUs for Foresters; Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours
Due to frozen ground, this workshop has been rescheduled from April 4 to May 30.
Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States is a guide to help identify and delineate hydric soils in the field. Indicators are not intended to replace or modify the requirements contained in the definition of hydric soil. In order to properly use the Indicators, a basic knowledge of soil-landscape relationships and soil survey procedures is helpful. These national indicators are designed to be regionally specific. The description of each indicator identifies the land resource regions (LRRs) or major land resource areas (MLRAs) in which the indicator can be used. This course will focus on National Indicators used in New England as part of the revised 1987 ACOE Wetland Delineation Manual. Coursework includes both lecture and field exercises. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain information prior to the class by ordering the field indicators from the National Soil Survey Center, USDA, NRCS Room 152, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3866 or online at http://soils.usda.gov/use/hydric/. (This is part of the Wetland Delineation Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)