Annual Business Meetings | Fall Membership Meetings
Executive Council Meetings | Outings and Excursions

Annual Business Meetings

All WVAPSS members are invited to participate in the Annual Business Meeting.


When: Friday, June 9, 2017
Where: Grave Creek Archeological Complex, Moundsville, WV
Flyer | Meeting Summary

Technical Session: Early Native Americans – Migration Patterns, Culture, and Land Management Practices
Matt Purtill
Ball State University
Presentation: "The Sandy Springs Site, Adams County, Ohio: Of Psamments and Paleoindians"

Andrea Keller
Cultural Program Coordinator
Delf Norona Museum, Grave Creek
Presentation: "Introduction to the Grave Creek Mound"

Darla Spencer
West Virginia University
Presentation: "Early Native Americans in West Virginia: the Fort Ancient Culture"

Business Meeting
6:00 pm
Grave Creek Archeological Complex, Moundsville, WV

Field Tour
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Guided tour of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter in nearby Washington County, PA


When: Friday, June 1, 2012
Where: West Virginia State University, Wilson Student Union

The 2012 WVAPSS Annual Business Meeting was held on the campus of West Virginia State University in conjunction with the WVAPSS-sponsored West Virginia Storm Water Management Workshop. This one-day professional training opportunity was open to all interested parties in the public or private sector, as well as students. Up to 8 CEUís for Conservation Planning, Soil Science, and Engineering were available upon completion of this workshop.

Technical Session: West Virginia Storm Water Management Workshop
Dr. Amir Hass
West Virginia State University
Agricultural and Environmental Research Station

Sherry L. Wilkins
WV Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
Thomas F. Elkins
Storm Water Manager
Charleston Civil Engineering Department

Robert R. Dobos
Soil Scientist
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service-National Soil Survey Center

Dave Kingsbury
WV State Soil Scientist
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Business Meeting
7:00 pm
USDA Service Center, 418 Goff Mountain Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313

Field Tour
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Tour of three Storm Water BMP’s in the downtown Charleston area
8:00 am to 12:00 noon


When: Friday, April 8, 2011
Where: West Virginia University Evansdale Campus

Technical Session
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room G31 Agricultural Sciences Building

Louis McDonald, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Soil Chemistry and Soil Fertility
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University

Eugenia M. Pena-Yewtukhiw, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Soil Science
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University

Jeff Skousen, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist-Land Reclamation
Professor of Soil Science
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University

Nicolas P. Zegre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Forest Resources Management
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University

Business Meeting
5:00 Ė 6:00 pm
Room G31 Agricultural Sciences Building

Field Tour
Saturday April 9, 2011
Coopers Rock State Forest
9:00 am - 12:00 pm






Fall Membership Meetings

All members of WVAPSS are invited to attend the Fall Membership Meeting. This meeting is normally held each year in October, in conjunction with the West Virginia Conservation Partnership Conference in Charleston, WV.


When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, from 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Where: West Virginia Conservation Partnership Conference, Charleston, WV

The conference program is here.

The Golden Auger Award will be presented in a session from 1:30 - 2:10 PM.

The WVAPSS membership meeting will be held from 2:30 - 3:30 PM. The agenda is available here.

Please note that members will NOT have to pay a registration fee if they attend ONLY the awards session and the WVAPSS meeting. WVAPSS members will still need to fill out a registration form. Either print this form and bring it with you, or you can fill one out when you check in. Please indicate "fees waived-WVAPSS member attending award session and business meeting only" on your registration form.

Minutes from past Fall Membership meetings are available here, listed by date:

Executive Council Meetings

The Executive Council serves as the trustees of WVAPSS. The Executive Council has seven members: the President, the Past–President, the Vice–President, the Secretary–Treasurer, and the three Standing Committee chairs.

The Executive Council has at least two Executive Council meetings each year, one being held within sixty (60) days after the annual meeting for installation of officers. Special Executive Council meetings may be called by the President or upon petition by the Executive Council.

Minutes from past Executive Council meetings are available here, listed by date:

Outings and Excursions

Annual Float Trip sponsored by WVAPSS and the WV Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (Saturday, May 8, 2010)

Members of both organizations met at the Big Bend Campground in Smoke Hole Canyon on Friday night for a pot luck dinner, with boats leaving the campground early Saturday morning for an all-day float trip.

Smithsonian Soils Exhibit (July 18-19, 2008)

WVAPSS and the West Virginia Chapter of the Soils and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) teamed up to sponsor a trip to the new soils exhibit, titled "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil," at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. In what had been an exciting year for both organizations, members of WVAPSS and SWCS were there for the opening of the much anticipated soils exhibit. Information about the exhibit may be found here. WVAPSS held their business meeting following the visit to the soil exhibit.