Alberta Soil Science

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29th to 31st, 2017

2017 Alberta Soils Tour - Athabasca Oil Sands Region


The Alberta Soils Tour is an excellent training opportunity for those working with soils, whether the focus is soil conservation, land reclamation, or agronomy. Experts will provide background on soil formation and the various soil profiles for each of the landscapes encountered during the tour. Various soil conservation, land reclamation, and agronomy challenges will be addressed, along with special emphasis on forest fire history in the area.


The 2017 Soils Tour will include a wide variety of soil sites:

  • -Natural soil catenas in boreal landscapes
  • -Agricultural facilities at Wandering River, AB and Ft. McMurray, AB
  • -Reclaimed sites at Syncrude and Suncor oil sands mines
  • -Pipeline reclamation cases
  • -Visit to the Oil Sands Discovery Center at Ft. McMurray

$300.00 (includes transportation from/to Edmonton, breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinner, and refreshments Discount rates for students are available

More Information

Extended registration deadline – May 5th, 2017

View the Soils Tour page or download the poster.

For sponsorship information please download the form.

Contact: Konstantin Dlusskiy
Paragon Soil and Environmental Consulting Inc.
Phone: 780-914-2067


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. Currently the five technical groups are: Land Use, Soil Fertility, Land Reclamation, Forest, Riparian and Wetland Soils and Pedogenesis and Soil Inventory.


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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