2017 Summer Soil ID Course: Southern Vancouver Island

The PRSSS 2017 Soil ID Field Course took place in Southern Vancouver Island – Saanich Peninsula from May 23 – 25, 2017.

Mentors: 

Bob Maxwell, Chuck Bulmer, Marty Kranabetter, Maija Finvers, Shannon Berch, Brian Titus, Deepa Filatow, and Doug Maynard

Class Size: 25 people

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course, participants will know how to:

  • texture a soil
  • dig a soil pit for description and interpretation purposes
  • differentiate and describe horizons
  • interpret soils and landscapes for possible land uses using a basic approach

Fees:

The registration fee is $120 for students and $160 for professionals.  Registrants also need to be members of PRSSS (membership fees are $10 for students and $20 for professionals).

Pre-Reading List:

Schedule:

Monday, May 22
Evening arrive
Tuesday, May 23
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Introductory lecture and hand-texturing exercise
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Soil pit 1
Wednesday, May 24
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Soil pit 2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Soil pit 3
Thursday, May 25
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Soil pit 4
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Soil pit 5