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Soil Classification/Taxonomy

6 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 1.5 CEUs for Surveyors 6 CEUs for Foresters
Approved by NEIWPCC, on behalf of MassDEP, for 6 TCHs for MA Title 5 Soil Evaluator renewal or activation. Auth. # T516-0024

If you are preparing soil maps and related reports, or prepping to become a Certified Soil Scientist at any level, this course will provide a current review of classifying soils, with a concentration on the glaciated soils of New England. New professionals in the field will find the "Soil Genesis” workshop helpful as a foundation to this workshop, but it it not required. Dress for field work for classification of several pedons in the field. Class meets at Granite State College for 2-3 hours and then moves to Broken Ground Conservation Area for field work. Students will be using the 12th edition of the "Keys to Soil Taxonomy” (2014). Order online at http://nrcspad.sc.egov.usda.gov/DistributionCenter/.

Instructor Bios


Soil Classification/Taxonomy

  • Thomas Peragallo

    Thomas Peragallo is a Certified Soil Scientist and Wetland Scientist with 39 years’ experience, including 12 years with the NRCS, authoring the Soil Surveys of Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties Massachusetts, and 24 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 chairs the NH Board of Natural Scientists.

9:30am - 4:00pm
Thomas Peragallo
USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount