9:15 – 10:00 – Scott Burns (geologist) lays the background of the key soil-forming activities in the area (Columbia basalt flows and Missoula floods) to help orient us to our location.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Talks from the First Foods group of the Natural Resources Department of the Conf. Tribes of the Umatilla, Topics include first foods and current research work being done to preserve these culturally significant foods.
12:00 – 1:00pm – Catered lunch onsite
1:00 – 1:45 PM – Kevin Hudson will share information about their work at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Farm
1:45 – 2:15 PM – Bobby Saunters (archeologist) will provide some guidance to soil science practitioners and students on best practices and informational resources to access if they come across materials in their soil work that may indicate sites of cultural importance or items of cultural significance.
2:15-2:25 PM – Break
2:25 – 3:00 PM – Megan Kemple (Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network) will discuss current Oregon Legislative actions related to soil and soil health.