Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS) invites you to join its annual Spring Workshop which will be held on March 24, 2018 at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus. The theme of this year’s workshop is ‘The Role of Soil in Climate Change Adaptation’.

The workshop will feature several exciting talks from the expert soil scientists and an afternoon session to discuss collaborative approaches to sharing soil information for climate change adaptation.

There will also be a Poster Competition for the students. There are cash prizes for the top 3 posters. The attached invitation and our website have more details.

Please register by March 16!

We hope to see you at the workshop.


Siddhartho Shekhar Paul

President, Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS)


Quest for a Gelisol- Re-envisioned—Kris Osterloh

For 2018, I will lead the charge to organize the inaugural climb. We tentatively plan to find a north face route up Mt. Hood around mid-August. This is a dangerous activity, technical skills will be needed. OSSS will not provide liability coverage, participants will be responsible for their own training, health, and safety. Please contact me if you are interested in helping me organize the Quest for a Gelisol.      Keep me Updated

Invitation from Pat O’Grady—Rimrock Draw Rockshelter Archaeological Dig

Last summer, during our discussions with these experts in zoo-, paleo-, and geoarchaeology we found that the way soil scientists understand sediment movement and soil development could be of great benefit to interpretation of the cultural artifacts found at each of the sites.

If you are interested in participation of archaeological site soil description, please fill out the google poll with the link below and we will keep you updated as details develop.

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