Soils and Natural Resource Workshop

April 28, 2014

Soils and Natural Resource Workshop - September 3, 2014

The 2014 MAPSS/MAWS/MASE/SSSNNE Soils and Natural Resource Workshop will be held at Mt. Blue State Park in the town of Weld, Maine; on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Check-in will be in the Park Headquarters on Center Hill Road from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. You will be given a location map to sites you are to visit.
 
Carpooling is recommended because of limited parking at some of the sites along the park entrance road to the lake. Assistants will be at each of the sites to point out the soil pits and other areas where you are to make observations (and determinations). You have from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm to visit the sites. After visiting the field sites, travel back to the base lodge for a 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm discussion of the sites and soils by state and federal regulators and experts.
 
Lunch is on your own. There are a number of excellent places to enjoy your lunch including the Park Headquarters which has a scenic overlook; a picnic area near the beach on Web Lake and a scenic overlook on Center Hill. You will see soil pits on long sloping sites, in pit and mound topography, in outwash spodosols, in glacial till spodosols, on 20% slopes that are wet. You will also see a wetland/stream complex and a wetland/stream/vernal pool complex within the shoreland zone of Web Lake.
 
These are challenging sites that will generate a good deal of discussion. Experts as well as State and Federal Regulators will be present to answer questions and provide valuable guidance for dealing with these difficult sites and soils. See attached workshop description for more details.
 
This training will earn attendees 6 hours towards recertification in either Land Use and Zoning or Shoreland Zoning.
 
If you have any questions about the workshop, call Dave Rocque at 287-2666.  Any questions about registration, contact Gary Fullerton

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