Basics of Soil Morphology

Basics of Soil Morphology

Soil Morphology is the study of physical properties of horizons, color, texture, consistency and structure. This is a two day course. The first day will be inside. The first day will cover soil properties, the proper way to document soil profiles, the interpretation of the soil properties and the classification of the soil profiles. The second day will be outside at a site where the students will be able to have hands on experience of recording of soil test pits and evaluation of the test pit logs by the instructors. A third day will be scheduled as a rain day for day two of the course (Rain date: November 2nd, 2022)

Instructors will be James Gove, CSS and CWS, and Chris Albert, CWS and Designer.

This course was originally titled "Soil Morphology: Describing Soils" and has since been updated.

Travel & Site Information


Basics of Soil Morphology

Please note: This is a two day course. Attendance on both days is required.

The first day will be inside at our classroom location on the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth. The address for is 231 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH.

The second day will be outside in Barrington, NH (specific location + directions will be emailed to students). Please be sure to wear appropriate outdoor clothing.

A third day will be scheduled as a rain day for day two (outside portion) of the course (Current Rain Date: November 2nd, 2022)

Instructor Bios


Basics of Soil Morphology

  • 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.

  • Christopher Albert

    Christopher Albert

    Christopher Albert: Is a licensed wetland scientist, septic system designer and evaluator with over 30 years of experience in the private sector.  He holds a BS in Forestry with a minor in soils from UNH.  He is the chairman of the newly created Licensure Board for Septic System Evaluators and vice chairman on the Licensure Board for Natural Resource Scientists.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Granite State Designers and Installers (GSDI) chairing the non-point source advisory committee, past President for the New Hampshire Association of Natural Scientist (NHANRS), the Town of Epping’s representative and Board member for the Southeast Watershed Alliance (SWA), and serves on the board of Directors for the New Hampshire Water Works Association

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Basics of Soil Morphology

09:00am - 03:30pm
09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 231 Corporate Drive
Barrington, NH
James Gove
Chris Albert
399.00 Tuition (includes lunch)
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount
Free for UNH
Military Discount
CBA Student Discount
CBA Business Discount