Alberta Soil Science

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Join us for the 2024 Alberta Soils Tour

May 29 to 30, 2024

Boreal Transition Region
(Kikino to Bonnyville to Cold Lake

Tour Information

Please visit the following links for more information on:
Tour Program
Deadline: May 1, 2024


Day 1
Departing from Alberta Innovates/Innotech (250 Karl Clark Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1H5)
Visit Kikino Metis Settlement
Travel East to the watershed of the Sand River
Learn more about Luvisols and Chernozems outside of Bonnyville, AB
Day 2
Departing from Bonnyville, AB
Observe Gleysols and Luvisols northeast of Cold Lake, AB
Near Iron River AB, visit Brunisols on ice-contact deposits
Eolian sand dunes near Bruderheim, AB

Overnight Stay

Bonnyville, Alberta
Venue: Microtel Inn & Suites or Best Western

Planning Committee

Soil Tour Organizing Committee

Coordinator: Konstantin Dlusskiy, Paragon Soils and Environmental Consulting
Tour Leader: Jeff Battigelli, NAIT
Tour Leader: Elise Neumann, EPA

Professional Development for Soil Scientists and Students

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Oral and poster presentations include: keynote papers focussed on the workshop theme, technical papers within four distinct fields, and volunteer papers.


Regional Interaction

The Alberta Soil Science Workshop is held to facilitate regional interaction among professionals in soil science. Typically 100 to 150 participants gather for a 1 to 2 day program.



Workshop participants include a diversity of professionals from private industry (e.g. consultants in agronomy, pedology, reclamation, remediation, and environmental services; chemists from commercial analytical laboratories), government (federal, provincial, municipal) and academia (universities and colleges).


Student Support

The workshop is graduate student-friendly, providing an excellent opportunity to enhance presentation skills in a supportive setting (travel bursaries are available for out-of-town students; awards are made for the best student presentations).

Alberta's Soil Science Symposium since 1962

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