May 30-31, 2019
Central Alberta Region
Red Deer – Drumheller – Red Deer
The Alberta Soils Tour is an excellent training opportunity for those working with soils, whether the focus is on soil conservation, land reclamation, or agronomy. Experts will provide background on soil formation and the various soil profiles for each of the landscapes encountered in the tour. Various soil conservation, land habitat, and agronomy topics will be discussed.
This 2-day event will focus upon the Central Alberta Region. The Tour will start from Red Deer, AB, and go southeast into the badlands area near Drumheller, AB, finally returning to Red Deer, AB. Experts will provide background on soil formation and the various soil profiles for each of the landscapes encountered during the tour. Come, make new friends, and expand your horizons!
Co-Leaders for the 2019 Alberta Soil Tour are:
- Ed Karpuk, Resource Inventory Specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks
- Ron McNeil, President of LandWise Inc.
In 2019, the Alberta Soils Tour will focus on typical soils of Alberta prairies:
- Black and Dark Brown Chernozems,
- Solonetzic soils
- Humic Vertisols, and
- Gleysols, including saline phases.
The variety of parent materials covered will include glacial till, glaciolacustrine and lacustrine sediments, pre-glacial gravels and various types of bedrock.
More information is available at http://www.soilsworkshop.ab.ca/tour.html
Registration is now open online at https://2019absoilstour.eventbrite.ca/