MAPSS was established in 1973, the Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS) is the only organization representing the professional interests of soil scientists in Minnesota. MAPSS promotes the understanding and wise use of Minnesota's soil resources. Our members consist of professional soil scientists, consultants, researchers, teachers and students, as well as those who just have an interest in soils.
Upcoming and Recent Events
Thank you to all who attended the MAPSS Winter Meeting. The MAPSS Winter Meeting was held on December 2, 2016 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the University of Minnesota St Paul Campus.
The title of this year’s meeting was “Advances in the Technology and Methods in Soil Classification and Mapping” Interesting presentations on such topics as the employment of drone flights, spatial analysis in GIS, soil morphometrics, digital mapping, and 3D databases and modeling were given.
Congratulations! The 2016 MAPSS Scholarship has been awarded. Twelve students representing the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities applied for this scholarship.
Thank you to the MAPSS Scholarship Committee for taking the time to review the applications.
The two scholarships are awarded to: Andrea Williams - Senior working toward a BS degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management with a Soil Science minor
Mekuria Zemede - Senior working toward a BS
degree in Plant Science
Wisconsin – 2017 Cooperative Soil Survey Work Planning Meeting -- February 7, (Save the Date)
The 2017 Cooperative Soil Science Work Planning Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at theUniversity of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The room is located at the Dreyfus University Center DUC 374. The purpose of the Conference is to bring our cooperators, and other soil science supporters up-to-date on soil activities in the state and collaborate on potential future projects.
For more information please contact:
Wisconsin State Soil Scientist
USDA – NRCS
8030 Excelsior Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53717
Office: 608-662-4422; 202