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Friday, August 20, 2010

Hydric soils workshop- AK Dept Natural Resources Sept 3

Jacob Berkowitz, Research Soil Scientist, from our Engineering Research
and Development Center, who has previously worked in Juneau, will be
teaching an informal one-day Hydric Soils workshop in Juneau on Friday, September 3, 2010, from 8:00-5:00.

We are opening up the training to Tribes,
non-profit watershed groups, and local, federal, and state agencies that are
interested in developing field skills identifying hydric soils.  The course will
cover basic hydric soil descriptions and demonstrate the use of hydric soil
indicators for delineation, implementing the USACE Alaska Regional
Wetland Delineation Supplement.

Materials for the class can be found in Chapter 3, Hydric Soils Section
of the above manual.  If you plan on attending, you can download Chapter 3
from the following link:

http://www.poa.usace.army.mil/reg/Supplement%20Fina.pdf

As time allows, altered and problem soil situations will also be
addressed.

There is no charge.  The training will involve a 2 hour class room
session
from 8:00-10:00 and the rest of the day will be spent out in the field
at various sites in Juneau.  Participants should expect to encounter wet
field conditions and plan for appropriate field clothing (rain gear, boots,
etc.).

Please let me know if you are interested in attending.  If you have
others in your office that might be interested feel free to forward this email to
them.

More details will be forthcoming regarding location of classroom session
and field sites.  We are currently looking for a conference room that can
accommodate 20-25 people, for the 8:00-10:00 session.  Let me know if
you are aware of any that may be available.

Thanks and look forward seeing you at the class.

Marcia L. Heer
Project Manager/Biologist
Juneau Regulatory Field Office
8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 106
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 790-4496


 

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