Basic Hydric Soil Identification Course

Basic Hydric Soil Identification Course


This two day course is focused on the identification of hydric soils.  It is taught in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake & Coastal Service; USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service; and U.S Fish & Wildlife Service.  The course will be both classroom and field based.  



The course will cover the following topics:  

  • Understanding basic soils
  • Online Soils Data
  • Soil Survey Map Units
  • Basic hydric soil criteria
  • Hydric soil indicators


Course Instructors:  

Jim Brewer:  USDA-NRCS; Soil Scientist-Maryland

Phil King:  USDA-NRCS; Soil Scientist-Delaware

Al Rizzo:  USFWS-Project Leader, Coastal Delaware NWR