By agricola3 on July 2, 2014
The Provincial Soil Initiative has officially been launched; let the democratic process begin! The Provincial Soil Initiative sub-committee will soon release its candidates to compete in the race. However, the floor is open to any soil-suggestions! So, get together and discuss your favourite soil series then come up with a proposition explaining why your soil […]
By jennaz on June 26, 2014
The Soil Science Society of America’s monthly themes have been announced for the 2015 International Year of Soil! They are: January – Soils: What They’re all AboutFebruary – Soils Support Urban LifeMarch – Soils Support AgricultureApril – Soils Clean and Capture WaterMay – Soils Support Buildings/InfrastructureJune – Soils Support RecreationJuly – Soils are LivingAugust – Soils Support HealthSeptember – Soils Protect the Natural EnvironmentOctober […]
By jennaz on June 25, 2014
Food Tank recently published an article celebrating 14 different projects and individuals who are spreading the word about the importance of soil and taking action against some of the largest threats to soil around the world. Projects, institutions, and individuals recognized include: Dirt! The Movie (a documentary about soil) Center for Forestry and Environmental Action Michigan […]
By agricola3 on June 20, 2014
The 2014 BC Land Summit and BCIA AGM was a grand affair with over 900 attendees at the Summit and over 200 at the AGM! Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, gave the opening address at the AGM and was awarded honourary membership in the Institute for her dedication to agriculture and the […]
By jennaz on June 19, 2014
Congratulations to Jacynthe Masse, PRSSS Director of the BC Provincial Soils Initiative, for winning second place in the Best Student Presentation competition at the annual Canadian Society of Soil Science meeting, which was hosted in Banff, Alberta from May 4th through 8th! Jacynthe is a PhD student in the Belowground Ecosystem Group, supervised by Sue Grayston, […]
By agricola3 on June 19, 2014
SOILx is an innovative and comprehensive online database that provides useful information on a variety of soil sites. It was developed by a team of soil scientists and soil enthusiasts, some of whom are PRSSS members! As of now the sites are mainly in B.C. but the database is growing and you can help […]
By jennaz on June 17, 2014
In order to celebrate the International Year of Soils, the PRSSS has launched a campaign to elect a soil series to be British Columbia’s provincial soil. So far in Canada only three provinces have a provincial soil. Let’s be the fourth!
By jennaz on June 17, 2014
What do the Holmesville, the Charlottetown and the Newdale soil series have in common ? They are all official provincial symbols of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba, respectively. These are some of the province’s official emblems, just like the western redcedar is BC’s provincial tree. In order to celebrate the international year of soils, the […]
By agricola3 on May 30, 2014
Despite all efforts and opposition, the proposed Bill 24 was passed on May 29th, 2014.
By agricola3 on May 29, 2014
Check out this animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them.