Area Attractions




Historical Reference

In 1958, the first North American Forest Soils Conference was held at Michigan State University to bring together scientists who were interested in forest-soil relationships, and to give them an opportunity to discuss their research results and encourage future research in this area. Every five years thereafter, researchers from universities, industry, and government agencies have met to continue the tradition of discussing forest soils research from North America and around the globe, and where it may take us in the future. So join us in Whitefish, Montana, a town nestled in the heart of the North American Rocky Mountains, to learn about the area's unique culture, forests, soils, and geology! Click here to view past NAFSC conference programs.

The 2013 Conference

The 12th North American Forest Soils Conference is being held at the Grouse Mountain Lodge. It will examine the role of forest soils in providing ecosystem services and is an opportunity for researchers, government officials, and forestry industry personnel to interact and learn about forest soils research and discuss where it will take us in the future. Conference sessions will feature keynote addresses; oral and poster presentations relevant to theme areas; area forest tours of National Forest and Forest Industry lands; a dinner banquet; and close with a post-conference  geomorphology tour of Glacier National Park.

Each conference session is day with an invited keynote speaker and oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts. All presenters are encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication in both a proceedings and a special issue to the Soil Science Society Journal. Past co-Chairs, Ken Van Rees and Tom Fox will serve as editors. Manuscripts are due at the meeting, June 16, 2013.

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