Please see the below note from Judy Goplin. This is a great opportunity to learn more about tecnologies used in depth to bedrock investigations.

UW Discovery Farms & Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey are presenting Soil Subsurface & Depth to Bedrock Mapping workshops at several locations in April. Could you send this out to any of your lists who might be interested in this type of workshop?

Here is a short intro:

Useful Technologies in Soil Subsurface and Depth to Bedrock Mapping
The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms Program are offering a workshop for technical service providers, land and water conservation professionals, and engineers. The workshop will consist of a classroom portion in the morning, and field demonstrations in the afternoon. Staff from the WGNHS will present information on emerging technologies in mapping soil subsurface characteristics and depth to bedrock. The featured technologies are electrical resistivity imaging, ArcMap database management and use of a Geoprobe. Recent improvements in electronics and computing power have made it easier than ever to apply these techniques to real world land use issues.

For more information and a registration form go to our website. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Judy Goplin
Program Assistant
UW-Discovery Farms
PO Box 429
40195 Winsand Drive
Pigeon Falls, WI 54760
Phone: 715.983.5668
FAX: 715.983.2138

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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in General


2014 Officer Ballot Available

Click here to get the 2014 WSPSS Ballot!

Please send your ballot and dues to Karla Petges!


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Posted by on February 14, 2014 in General


Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS) 2013 Winter Technical & Business Meeting

Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS)
2013 Winter Technical & Business Meeting
The Soil and Water Connection


Friday, December 6th
at the Kelley Inn in St. Cloud, MN

Join us at the MAPSS technical conference and winter meeting on Friday, December 6th from 8:00-5PM at the Kelly Inn St. Cloud, MN as a host of distinguished presenters share their work and expertise on topics associated with soil and its intricate connection to water. As always this will be your chance to see old friends and to meet the new generation of soil scientists. Your presence and involvement is the fabric of this organization. Please check out our website for Tentative Topics & Speakers.

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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in General


Fall 2013 Dirt Dauber

The Fall 2013 Dirt Dauber has just been added!

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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in General


WSPSS meeting November 14, 2013

Here is our agenda for Thursday the 14th!

9:30-10:00 Networking Coffee and Donuts

10:00-11:00 Business Meeting

11:00-11:45 Presentation from Naturalist at the center

12:00-12:45 Lunch at the center or shelter (provided)

1:00-2:00 Spruce Lake Bog Trail

2:00-3:00 Parnell Observation Tower



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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in General


WSPSS Fall Meeting November 14th.


Where has the time gone?  I can’t believe it has already been a year since I became president of WSPSS!  Fall is in full swing with winter knocking on the door step.  It seems so long ago that we were touring the Cave of the mounds and looking at all the different bed rock samples from around the state. 

The fall meeting is scheduled for November 14th at the Kettle Moraine Ice Age Center (Henry S. Reuss Ice Age visitor Center).  Coffee and treats will be served at 9:30AM and the meeting will start at 10AM.  After the meeting we will be hearing from the naturalist about the kettle Moraine area.  Lunch will follow at the center or the Zillmer shelter area.  After Lunch, we are going to have a short drive to the Spruce Lake bog trail.  Following the short hike at the bog we will head northwest to the Parnell tower which has a great view of the geological features in the area. 

I would like to thank everyone for allowing me to be president of WSPSS.  I also want to give big THANK YOU for all the volunteering that was done this year by the member.  Especially during Farm technology days!  


Maps will follow!



Outgoing President,

Jeremy Ziegler

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Posted by on November 5, 2013 in General


2013 Central States Forest Soils Workshop October 15 – 17, 2013



Where:  The Driftless Area near Historic Galena, Illinois

Come experience the Driftless Area of Illinois near the beautiful and historic town of Galena for the 33rd Annual Central States Forest Soils Workshop.  The focus will be on sustainable practices relating to conservation preservation and restoration for private and local forest tracts with an appreciation for soil – landscape relationships.  Sites include the Jerry Misek Tree Farm (Illinois 2011 Tree Farmer of the Year), Mississippi Palisades State Park, land held in trust by the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, and Duck’s Misery, a conservation plan focused on wildlife management near the Pecatonica River.

For more information Contact Jeremy Zeigler, Chris  Miller or Karla Petges  920-386-9999 ext. 122, 128 or 136.

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Posted by on July 26, 2013 in General


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