WHAT SERVICES CAN SOIL SCIENTISTS PROVIDE?
- Analyze the physical, biological, and chemical properties of soil
- Design sustainable soil management action plans
- Develop environmental impact statements for multidisciplinary management projects
- Implement soil conservation, irrigation, and drainage measures
- Evaluate soil capabilities and limitations
- On-site suitability evaluations
- Soil fertility appraisal
- Project siting
- On-site septic and waste disposal
- Resource inventories
- Land, water, and vegetation surveys
- Soil erosion, compaction, and degradation evaluations
- Land use surveys
- Irrigation, drainage, and reclamation consultation
- Watershed and riparian area protection
- Regional, county, and municipal plans
- Research, education, and training
- Soil-plant-water relationships
- Soil analysis and testing
SOIL SCIENTISTS IN OREGON WORK FOR MANY TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING:
- State Departments of Minerals and Industries, Forestry, Water Resources, Environmental Quality, and Economic Development
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
- USDOI Bureau of Land Management
- Universities and other Educational Institutions
- USDA Forest Service
- USDOI Fish and Wildlife Service
- Native American Tribes, Bands, and Nations
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- University Extension in Agriculture and Forestry
- Businesses and independent consultants involved in agriculture, forestry, waste utilization, microbiology, surveying and mapping, land information systems, horticulture, specialty crops, land use planning, hydrology, environmental training, ecological engineering, riparian areas wetlands, arboriculture, and remote sensing
Check out the Jobs Board for current job listings and to learn about becoming a professional soil scientist.
HOW TO LOCATE A PROFESSIONAL SOIL SCIENTIST IN YOUR AREA:
Soil scientists are certified through our national organization, the Soil Science Society of America. You can use their website to search for professionals near you. Below are a few tips when using their online locator that might make it easier to use.
First, visit the website here:
The simplest way to do a local search is to type in your zip code and a distance range (for example 50 miles) to find professionals in your area. If the list is really long, you can narrow it down by choosing a smaller radius, or selecting specific professional expertise you are looking for.
You can click through the resulting list of professionals to read more about their expertise and find their contact information.