Here is a list with links to past events the CA Forest Soils Council members have attended and/or participated at some level:

Sept. 25-27 (Fri. – Sun.), 2015.  Annual Pacific Cell Friends of the Pleistocene Field Trip, Mohawk Valley – Feather River – Northern Sierras. Trip Leaders will be Joanna Redwine, John Wakabayashi, Tom Sawyer, Rich Briggs, Ryan Gold, Chris Kemp, Jayne Bormann (?), Ken Adams, and possibly others.  Along the Middle Fork of the Feather River in northeastern California, and across the drainage divide to a couple of sites along the North Fork . The Quaternary history of Mohawk Valley will be discussed, mapping of the Mohawk Valley fault zone (MVFZ), a paleoseismic study of the MVFZ, late Cenozoic uplift and evidence for northward propagation of the Frontal Fault System, and evidence for temporal variations in uplift-related incision rates over the past ~3 Ma. And soils on moraines & fluvial terraces! Event details are posted here:

November 2014. Friends of the Pleistocene (FOP), Northwest Cell Field Tour to Tecopa Basin: Trip leaders John Caskey, Marith Reheis, et al.  Their proposal is posted here:

June 25 – 29, 2012. West Regional National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) Conference and Professional Soil Scientists Assoc. of California (PSSAC) Meeting, Davis, CA. This conference held in conjunction with NRCS, NCSS, and PSSAC, focused on the applications of soil survey data, and was open to the public. PSSAC contacts are Dave Kelley . Information available on the event website:

April 26-28, 2012. Humboldt Bay Symposium. Eureka, CA. Semi-annual event orchestrated by Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, & Conservation District, highlights what conservation practices are currently being implemented on the bay, what to expect in the future, and data gaps. Topics include sediment management, dredging, water quality, restoration, and recreation. Local appetizers catered by Lia Webb and GHD, Inc., and beer and wine at the poster session.

February 28, 2012. Northwest Forest Soils Council (NWFSC) Winter Meeting: Soils and Remote Sensing, Gifford Pinchot National Forest (10600 NE 51st Circle), Vancouver, WA. A slate of engaging and informative speakers, a poster session encouraging everyone especially students to bring posters of work to display and discuss with soils peers. NWFSC aims to make participation in this meeting widely available by encouraging those who can to attend in person and those who cannot to participate remotely via LiveMeeting.  Contact Shannon Berch

The presentations from 2012 Winter Meeting have been put on the NWFSC web site. Thanks to Karen Bennett and Rob Harrison for getting them there!

The California Forest Soils Council provided LiveMeeting broadcast of the NWFSC meeting at the following location for anyone interested, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm: Winzler &Kelly/GHD Inc., 718 Third Street, Eureka, CA.

February 23-24, 2012. Oregon Society of Soil Scientists (OSSS): Soil Quality Network Workshop, Double Tree Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Held in conjunction with Oregon State University Extension for Small Farms, will train agricultural professionals in soil quality assessments, education program development, and strategies to support farmers. Who should attend: NRCS and SWCD conservation planners, extension staff, crop consultants, field representatives, soil scientists, soil quality specialists, federal, state and county agency agricultural staff, as well as third party certifiers and inspectors. Cosponsored by: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program, OR Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, OSSS, OR State University Extension Small Farms Program, Benton Soil and Water Conservation District, and Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District. For the latest information visit the OSSS web site at:

September 15-18th, 2011. Friends of the Pleistocene. Southern Sierra and southern Walker Lane belt. Andy Lutz, Keith Kelson, Colin Amos, Dave Simpson, Angela Jayko, and Ben Kozlowicz. website has heaps of trip information , including a link to itinerary and guidebook. Go check it out!

August 16-18, 2011: Northwest Forest Soils Council Summer Field Tour: “Rapid Watershed Assessment Based on Soil Information.”Meadow Creek Watershed, Southwest of LaGrande, OR. Contact or visit for more information

August 5-6, 2011: Oregon Society of Soil Scientists 2011 Summer Tour. Klamath Falls Area. For the latest information visit the OSSS web site at:

June 21-23, 2011. Coast Redwood Forests in a Changing California: A Symposium for Scientists and Managers, University of California, Santa Cruz.  Organized by: University of California, Berkeley Center for Forestry and UC Division of Agric. and Natural Resources, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Natural Resources Management Dept., Humboldt State University Dept. of Forestry and Wildland Resources

February 24-25, 2011. Soil Carbon and You-It’s Complicated. Oregon Society of Soil Scientists (OSSS) Joint Winter Meeting with North West Forest Soils Council (NWFSC). The McMinnville Grand Ballroom, McMinnville, OR.