2016 Series: Soils and Forest Management

soil demonstration

We are excited to announce a new four-part series on Soils and Forest Management. The purpose of the series is to build land managers’ ability to access, evaluate, and apply soils information to their land management activities.  The series will review basic soil characteristics and sources of information, then dig deeper on issues related to soil and site productivity, compaction, vulnerability to seasonal harvesting, hydrology, the effect of organic matter removal on various soils, and much more. We’ve got a great list of instructors and contributors. Here’s what to expect:

April 21, 2016: Symposium (agenda)  reviewing the characteristics and attributes of Minnesota forest soils, potential impacts from management activities, and sources of information for office and field use. 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cloquet Forestry Center.

April 26, 2016: Field Day on Wetland Soils (agenda). Chippewa National Forest and Marcell Experimental Forest.

June 9, 2016: Field Day on Upland Low-quality Soils (agenda).  Park Rapids area. Eligible for 5.0 Cat 1-CF SAF CFE.

September 13, 2016: Field Day on Upland High-quality Soils (agenda).  Melrude area.

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Slides presented at the April symposium:

View or download PDF slides here (Google Drive)

Photos from the April symposium:

Photos from the April Wetland Soils Field Day:

Photos from the July Upland Low-Quality Soils Field Day:

Photos from the September Upland High-quality Soils Field Day:

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115