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Hydric Soils of New England

6 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 1.5 CEUs for Surveyors
6 CEUs for Foresters
Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours and approved by NEIWPCC, on behalf of MassDEP, for 6 TCHs for MA Title 5 Soil Evaluator renewal or activation. Auth. # T516-0025

The New England Hydric Soils Technical Committee has updated the 2004 Version 3 of the Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in New England Manual. The new 2019 Version 4 reflects the latest scientific data and advances in our understanding of what constitutes a hydric soil. It also combines the Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the U.S., Version 8.0, 2016 and indicators in the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: North Central and Northeast Region, Version 2.0, 2012. Students will receive and apply the new user-friendly: "A Field Companion to Field Indicators for Identifying Hydric Soils in New England", December 2019. This workshop will cover the step-by-step process for identifying hydric soils by examining several soil profiles in the field. Various pitfalls and difficulties of hydric soil identification will also be discussed.

Dress appropriately for field work.

Instructor Bios


Hydric Soils of New England

  • Jim Gove

    Jim Gove

    Jim Gove, CSS, CWS, CPSC, CPESC, M.S. in Plant Science, is president and senior soil and wetland scientist for Gove Environmental Services, Inc., in Exeter, NH. He has been working in the field of soil and wetland science for over 35 years and has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several soil science publications. He is currently president of the Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England and a member of the New England Hydric Soils Technical Committee. His particular areas of expertise include wetland delineation procedures, wetland impact permitting, wetland mitigation and restoration, site specific soil surveys, hydric soil assessments, and soil profile analysis.

  • Thomas Peragallo

    Thomas Peragallo is a Certified Soil Scientist and Wetland Scientist with 43 years’ experience, including 12 years with the NRCS, authoring the Soil Surveys of Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties Massachusetts, and 31 years as a private consultant. He has worked throughout New England and is currently employed with LEC Environmental Consultants, Inc., leading their New Hampshire office. Tom is a co-chair of the New England Hydric Soil Technical Committee and Vice President of the Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England.

08:30am - 04:00pm
Rindge Recreation Building
James Gove
Thomas Peragallo
195.00 Tuition (includes lunch)