This is a one-day, inside course on the basics of soil map preparation. The course will cover the definition of a soil map, the standards used to prepare soil maps, how to interpret soil maps, how to write soil legends and soil reports. The students will be given topographic maps with wetland delineations and test pit logs. They will be asked to prepare a soil map and a soil legend. Instructor is James Gove, CWS and CSS.
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.