Deep Dive: Digging into Soil Properties and Qualities
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Friday, March 5, 2021
10:00 am – 1:00 pm CST
Definition and purpose of soil properties and qualities
Identify soil properties and qualities
Soil properties in developing soil interpretations
Where to find soil properties, qualities, and interpretations information
Using Web Soil Survey
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3.0 HSW CE Hours
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.3 CEUs (Sitework)
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Rick BednarekNatural Resources Conservation Service
State Soil Scientist in Iowa for the Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mr. Bednarek has statewide responsibility for the Soil Health and Technical Soil Services Programs. He also supervises the GIS section. Mr. Bednarek is also the State Resource Inventory Coordinator in Iowa providing leadership for the state in all Natural Resource Inventory activities. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1983 and started his career with NRCS in 1987. Mr. Bednarek began his soil scientist career as a county soil scientist in McDonough County, Illinois, in 1985. In 1987, he joined the Soil Conservation Service in Minnesota as a soil scientist and later as project leader and area soils specialist. In 1999, Mr. Bednarek became the Resource Soil Scientist in Atlantic, Iowa. Then in 2007, he went to the South Dakota State Office as Soil Quality Specialist and later as Assistant State Soil Scientist.
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Course Title: Deep Dive: Digging into Soil Properties and Qualities
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the importance soil properties and qualities and their impact on built structures, and it informs learners on how to research them as a first step prior to initiating a site development project.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the important purposes of identifying soil properties in advance of site development and construction.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to define soil properties, including texture, structure and consistence.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the importance of soil properties in creating soil interpretations that predict the behavior of soils.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to locate important information on soil properties and qualities that will inform decisions on development and construction.
LUs: 3.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site analysis and earthwork
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/23/2023
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