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Kootenay Boundary branch presents A Day About SOIL

September 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Kootenay Boundary
PD hours: 

A Day About SOIL

with a morning seminar and afternoon field trip

Monday, Sept. 16, 9 am - 4 pm

Locations:  AM - Indoor location in Cranbrook TBD : PM - research site near Canal Flats

Morning seminar 

9:00 am-12:00 pm -Indoor presentation by Mike Curran, MFLNRO soil scientist

Presentation includes soil characteristics, resources (Soils of Canada/BC), functions, formation, properties (structure, colour, texture, etc), sand/silt/clay, horizons, nutrients, classification.  Other topics include: Local soils and their properties affecting management, FLNRO soil disturbance management framework, (soil disturbance hazards, types and limits on disturbance, research examples on compaction, stumping, rehabilitation),  Benchland soils in the Trench and their management concerns.

Afternoon Field Tour

12:00 -4:00 pm - Field day to a Long Term Soil Productivity (LTSP) research site near Canal Flats, plus 1 or 2 other stops at sites of interest to exhibit Mike's morning discussion.  

Bring your own lunch.  Carpooling is encouraged and will be arranged after morning session. 

Registration: Free for BCIA members, $10 for non-members  (Please complete registration form)

Register through BCIA for full day, or morning presentation only. Let us know if you have areas of interest you would like to see discussed.