Benefits of MAPSS Membership
As a member of MAPSS you receive discounts on two MAPSS events each year.  These are great opportunities to network with other soil scientists from all walks of life in the upper Midwest.  You will also be the first to read the MAPSS newsletter and the first to receive job announcements!

What We Do
We support activities that provide continuing education for professional soil scientists and promote the understanding of soils. MAPSS offers:
  • Summer meetings where we go outside to look at soils, landscapes, geology, soil use, etc.
  • Winter meetings where we provide a forum for speakers to talk about advances in soil science and technology. The winter meeting is held on the first Friday in December.
  • Business meetings at our summer and winter meetings in order to keep members up to date with committees activities.
  • The chance to become an officer of MAPSS.
  • A variety of committees in which to participate.
  • A person we recognize a "Soil Scientist of the Year."
  • The chance to earn continuing education for licensed Professional Soil Scientists.


Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (Board of AELSLAGID) The Board of AELSLAGID meets on a monthly basis. Thee meetings are open to the public. The Professional Soil Scientist Member is Robert Whitmyer, PSS.

MAPSS Newsletter - The Auger

For copies of the Auger newsletter click here.  

Looking for a professional soil scientist licensed by the State of Minnesota?   Click on the following link that will take you to the roster page of the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience & Interior Design (Board of AELSLAGID).   You can look up professional soil scientists licensed in the State of Minnesota by either their last name or their license number.