ESF 517: Soils-Mapping/Interpretation

Synonym:

68888 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

James Jordan

Credits:

2

Seats:

16

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sun 5/30 (8:30AM-4:29PM)
Mon 5/31 (8:30AM-4:29PM)
Tue 6/1 - 6/2 (8:30AM-4:29PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: CB, Cert, EAO, EE, RMC & IND – Natural Communities
Restricted to ES students from April 14 – 28. Open to all students on April 29.

This course focuses on soil-landscape relationships and the applications of soil science to land use and management issues. We will investigate soil formation processes in the context of geomorphic setting, the influence of soils on land use patterns and natural vegetation, and will assess soil classification and mapping conventions employed by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Students will become familiar with state and federal standards for best use practices of soils and will map the dominant properties and distributions of soils at parcel to landscape scales.