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VOTE for the BC PROVINCIAL SOIL TODAY!

VOTE for the BC PROVINCIAL SOIL TODAY!

Hi everyone, Today is the day! You can now vote here for your favourite soil series candidate to be elected as the provincial emblem! Here are the candidates : Abbotsford Soil Series Delta Soil Series Deserters Soil Series Eunice Soil Series Neptune Soil Series Osoyoos Soil Series Sombric Brunisol Do it quickly! Voting ends on […]

ANNOUNCED: The Nominees for the BC Provincial Soil

ANNOUNCED: The Nominees for the BC Provincial Soil

Provincial Soil Initiative Update from Jacynthe Masse:   I’m happy to announce that the soil community didn’t take a lot of days off during the summer, because we received seven soils as proposed candidates for the provincial soil! Here they are! Abbotsford Soil Series Delta Soil Series Deserters Soil Series Eunice Soil Series Neptune Soil […]

The PRSSS has soil ID kits!

The PRSSS has soil ID kits!

A big thank you to all the soil scientists whose donations made it possible for the PRSSS to purchase the equipment needed to make five soil identification kits. For years the PRSSS has borrowed equipment each year from senior soil scientists in order to teach the summer soil ID course. The use of this equipment […]

Celebrating the International Year of Soils with a soils-inspired art installation

Starting in September, Rodríguez-Gerada will begin constructing a landscape portrait using GPS technology to determine where to place wooden pegs that will become the guideline for a face. Then, with the help of construction companies, he will place 2,000 tons of sand and 800 tons of soil in the exact spots needed to achieve the […]

Recent research: Role of new group of microorganisms in greenhouse gas reduction

Recent research: Role of new group of microorganisms in greenhouse gas reduction

INRA research scientists in Dijon have shown that the ability of soils to eliminate N2O can mainly be explained by the diversity and abundance of a new group of micro-organisms that are capable of transforming it into atmospheric nitrogen (N2). Click the title to read more!

The changes to Bill 24 are not set in stone!

The changes to Bill 24 are not set in stone!

The Ministry of Agriculture is providing an opportunity for the public to learn more about the potential changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act and to state their opinions on the matter. An online survey allowing concerned citizens to give their input will be available until August 22nd. Make yourself heard before it’s too late!

Call for Papers Sept. 15th for 2015 Northwest Scientific Association/Northwest Lichenologists Conference

Call for Papers Sept. 15th for 2015 Northwest Scientific Association/Northwest Lichenologists Conference

The 86th Annual Conference of the Northwest Scientific Association and Northwest Lichenologists will be held April 1-4, 2015 at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington. The title of this year’s conference is “Past, Present, and Future Challenges to Natural and Managed Ecosystems: Sagebrush, Salmon, and Syrah in a Non-stationary Environment.” Abstracts are accepted from September […]

August 6-8: Northwest Forest Soils Council Summer Field Tour in Idaho

August 6-8: Northwest Forest Soils Council Summer Field Tour in Idaho

The Northwest Forest Soils Council is hosting a Summer Field Tour at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Grangeville, Idaho. The title of this year’s tour is “Forests and soils from the rivers to the ice: Ecological function and management.” Registration is open now – click here to register. Click here for more information and to see […]

Explore B.C.’s Interior with the PRSSS on our 2014 Fall Field Tour!

Explore B.C.’s Interior with the PRSSS on our 2014 Fall Field Tour!

Come and explore soils of the Kamloops Region with the PRSSS. Volcanic ash deposits from before the Fraser Glaciation, glacial lake beaches, glacial meltwater channels and sand dunes await you!