The Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England Summer Meeting will be held on August 22, 2019 at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests-  Conservation Center located at 54 Portsmouth Street in Concord, NH.

The topic of this meeting will be LiDAR and it’s use here in New Hampshire.  The New Hampshire Geological Survey (NHGS) at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced on June 5, 2019 that statewide coverage (= 9,350 square miles) high resolution elevation data (LiDAR) for all of New Hampshire is complete.  LiDAR is shorthand for Light Detection and Ranging, an airborne laser scanning technology for mapping the earth’s surface in unprecedented detail, even beneath the forest.  LiDAR is a valuable addition to our tool kit as Soil Scientists.


9:00 – 9:30     Registration/Coffee and snacks

9:30 – 9:35     Introduction and Opening Remarks – Tom Peragallo, Vice President, SSSNNE

9:35 – 10:30  LiDAR- Fredrick Chormann, State Geologist and Director of the NH Geological Survey

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:30 – 11:25 Application of LiDAR in Land Use Planning & Surveying– Mike Hammer, LLS/PLS- Meridian Land Services, Inc.

11:25 – 12:00 Aeolian Deposits in New Hampshire- Peter Whitcomb, Assistant State Soil Scientist- NRCS-NH

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch/SSSNNE Business Meeting

  • Annual Meeting Topics

1:00 – 3:30    Field Trip- Common Ground Parcel/Concord to evaluate use of LiDAR generated topography versus conventional topography for Soils Mapping

3:30 – 3:45    Wrap-up and Certificates of Attendance.

*To register for the meeting download the attached Meeting Notice/Registration Form and complete.

SSSNNE 2019 Summer Meeting Notice

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