Qualifications

C.J. HEIDT


WORK EXPERIENCE:

2006-PRESENT – PRAIRIE SOIL CONSULTING, LLC (OWNER)

PROJECTS: MINED LAND RECLAMATION, SEPTIC AND LANDFILL

INVESTIGATIONS, WETLAND DETERMINATIONS; ORDINARY HIGH WATER MARK


2002-2005 – PRIVATE SOIL CONSULTING, HIGH PLAINS CONSORTIUM, INC.

DUTIES: MINED LAND RECLAMATION, SEPTIC INVESTIGATIONS, WETLAND DETERMINATIONS


1995-2005 - SOIL SCIENTIST – USDA-NRCS, BISMARCK MLRA OFFICE

DUTIES: SOIL DATA QUALITY ASSURANCE IN NORTHERN PLAINS


1985-1995 - ASSISTANT STATE SOIL SCIENTIST, USDA-SCS, ND STATE OFFICE

DUTIES: SOIL CLASSIFICATION, OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT


1978-1985 - PARTY LEADER, USDA-SCS, LAKOTA, ND

DUTIES: NELSON COUNTY AREA SOIL SURVEY


1977-1978 - SOIL SCIENTIST, USDA-SCS, GRAND FORKS, ND

DUTIES: GRAND FORKS COUNTY SOIL SURVEY


1974-1977 - SOIL SCIENTIST, USDA-SCS, DEVILS LAKE, ND

DUTIES: BENSON COUNTY AREA SOIL SURVEY


1972-1974 - ASSISTANT IN SOIL SURVEY - NDSU SOILS DEPARTMENT, FARGO, ND

DUTIES: IRRIGATION SOIL SURVEY, McHENRY COUNTY, ND

SOIL CHACTERIZATION LABORATORY


OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

1994 - FOREIGN DETAIL - REGION OF LOMBARDY, ITALY

1990 - FOREIGN DETAIL - REGION OF EMILIA-ROMAGNA, ITALY

1983-1984 - WINTER DETAIL - PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA


EDUCATION:

BS - SOIL SCIENCE - NDSU - 1972

MS - SOIL GENESIS AND CLASSIFICATION - NDSU - 1977


PROFESSIONAL LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:

REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFIER - NORTH DAKOTA - 1976

AMERICAN REGISTRY OF CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS IN AGRONOMY, CROPS,

AND SOILS - CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL SOIL SCIENTIST/SOIL CLASSIFIER – 1979

SOCIETY OF WETLAND SCIENTISTS – CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL WETLAND SCIENTIST - 2005

STATE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFIERS – 1984-1988


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFIERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH DAKOTA

NORTH DAKOTA GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES:

Digital Soil Survey Mapping and Updating – 2005

Hydrogeomorphic Model – 2004

Advanced Hydric Soils – 2004

Soil Technical Measurement and Data Evaluation - 1998

Reg. IV: Interagency Wetland Identification and Delineation –1995

Properties of Saline and Alkali Soils – 1989

Soil Soil Science Institute – 1986

Soil Laboratory Data Use – 1981

Soil Correlation – 1977 

Writing Soil Survey Manuscripts – 1977 


PUBLICATIONS:

DOOLITTLE, J. A., C. J. HEIDT, S. J. LARSON, T. P. RYTERSKE, M. G. ULMER, AND

P. E. WELLMAN. 1981. SOIL SURVEY OF GRAND FORKS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

USDA-SCS. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, DC


HEIDT, C. J. 1977. THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SOILS AND NATURAL

VEGETATION. MASTER'S THESIS. NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY. 316 pp. (NOT PUBLISHED)


HEIDT, C. J., D. E. MOEN, AND M. W. MORRISON. 1989. SOIL SURVEY OF NELSON

COUNTY AREA, NORTH DAKOTA. USDA-SCS. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, DC


HEIDT, C.J. AND M.G. ULMER. 1995. PROPOSAL FOR CLASSIFYING AND MAPPING DISTURBED LANDS IN NORTH DAKOTA. MINELAND RECLAMATION REVIEW. NDSU LAND RECLAMATION RESEARCH CENTER. ND AGRIC. EXP. STA. PP. 5-10.


PATTERSON, D. D. AND C. J. HEIDT. 1987. A TAXONOMIC GUIDE TO THE SOILS

OF NORTH DAKOTA. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCEINCE. RESEARCH REPORT NO. 20. 55PP.


SEELIG, B. D., J. L. RICHARDSON, AND C. J. HEIDT. 1990. SODIC SOIL SPATIAL

VARIABILITY AND CLASSIFICATION IN COARSE-LOAMY TILL OF CENTRAL NORTH

DAKOTA. SOIL SURVEY HORIZONS. 31:33-43.


STRUM, J. F., C. J. HEIDT, AND R. J. BIGLER. 1979. SOIL SURVEY OF BENSON

COUNTY AREA, NORTH DAKOTA. USDA-SCS. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, DC


SWEENEY, M. D., J. L. ARNDT, AND C. J. HEIDT, 1992. LABORATORY

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SOUTHAM SERIES AND OTHER SOILS OF

SEMIPERMANENT WETLANDS. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE. NDSU.

RESEARCH REPORT NO. 50. 27 PP.

Michael G. Ulmer

Michael G. Ulmer


Work Experience:

2006-Present  Prairie Soil Consulting, LLC (0wner)--SOIL SCIENTIST

     Projects:  high intensity soil survey for mine-land reclamation and waste disposal sites; septic field evaluations; wetland determinations, salinity

     evaluations


2002--2005 High Plains Consortium Bismarck, ND--SOIL SCIENTIST

 Projects include: high intensity soil survey for mine-land reclamation and waste disposal sites; septic field evaluations; wetland determinations


2007-2012 USDA-NRCS Bismarck, ND--SENIOR REGIONAL SOIL SCIENTIST

 Responsible for all soil survey technical activities in the Northern Great Plains

 Liaison with University and Cooperators

 Responsible for investigations and research


1995–2007 USDA-NRCS Bismarck, ND--SOIL DATA QUALITY SPECIALIST

 Responsible for quality assurance of technical soil survey activities for selected MLRAs throughout the Northern Great Plains.

 Responsible for Agency’s soil characterization program and liaison with the National Soil Survey Laboratory.

 Responsible for investigations and special projects


1988–1995 USDA-NRCS Bismarck, ND--ASSISTANT STATE SOIL SCIENTIST

 Responsible for soil survey activities in North Dakota


1978–1988 USDA-NRCS Various locations--SOIL SCIENTIST/PROJECT LEADER

 Soil Survey Project Leader in Adams, Hettinger, Divide, and McKenzie

     Counties, North Dakota, soil Scientist in Grand Forks, Cass, and Sheridan Counties, North Dakota


Education:

1979–1986  North Dakota State University Fargo, ND, MS Soil Science

1975-1977   North Dakota State University Fargo, ND, BS Soil Science

1972-1974   North Dakota State School of Science - Wahpeton, ND, Assoc. Civil Engineering Technology


Professional License and Certification:

1986 to present Professional Soil Classifier of North Dakota

1984 to present ARCPACS – Soil Scientist and Soil Classifier


Professional Organizations:

Professional Soil Classifiers Association of North Dakota

Soil Science Society of America

Soil and Water Conservation Society

North Dakota Geological Society

North Dakota Academy of Science

National Association of Soil Conservation Districts

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society



Professional Training Courses:

Digital Soil Survey Mapping and Updating 

Advanced Hydric Soils 

Soil Technical Measurement and Data Evaluation 

Reg. IV: Interagency Wetland Identification and Delineation 

Properties of Saline and Alkali Soils 

Soil Soil Science Institute 

Soil Laboratory Data Use

Soil Correlation

Writing Soil Survey Manuscripts

Northern Great Plains Salinity and Sodicity Workshop


Publications (author or coauthor; citations not formatted):

Regional-scale Assessment of Soil Salinity in the Red River Valley Using Multi-year MODIS EVI and NDVI. 2010. J. Env. Qual.


Soil inorganic carbon sequestration as a result of cultivation in the Mollisols. 2006. In The Science and Technology of Carbon Sequestration:   

      Assessment and Verification of Natural and Deliberate Sinks.


Geochemistry in the modern soil survey program. 2007. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Journal.


Hydropedological investigations with ground-penetrating radar: Estimating water-table depths and local ground water flow patter in areas of coarse-

      textured soils. 2006. Geoderma.


Improvement prediction and mapping of soil copper by kriging with auxiliary data for CEC. 2003. Soil Science Society of America Journal.


Effects of tillage on inorganic carbon storage in soils of the Northern Great Plains of the U. S. 2002. In Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon

       Sequestration in Soil.


Effects of tillage on profile soil carbon distribution in the Northern Great Plains of the U.S. 1997. In Management of Carbon Sequestration in Soil.


Estimated soil organic carbon losses from long-term crop-fallow in the Northern Great Plains of the U.S. 1995. In Soil Management and Greenhouse

      Effect.


Evaluation of soil survey scale for zone development of site-specific nitrogen management. 2002. Agronomy Journal.


Ecoregions of North Dakota and South Dakota. 1997. EPA.


On the issue of interagency standards in geographic information systems. 1991. North Dakota of Academy of Science.


Influence of plant available water at seeding on spring wheat and sunflower production in North Dakota. 1988. North Dakota Farm Research.


Development of wheat and sunflower productivity models for North Dakota. 1988. NDSU Soil Science Research Report.


Organic carbon determination by Walkely-Black, Udy-Dye, and Dry Combustion Method for selected North Dakota soils. 1992. Communications in Soil

      Science and Plant Analyses.


Yield prediction models for wheat and sunflower. 1986. Thesis.


Soil Survey Horizons articles:

       -Book Review: After the Ice Age. 1993.

       -Book Review: Wetland soils: genesis, hydrology, landscape and classification. 2002.

       -Particle size analyses by hydrometer: A routine method for determining clay fraction. 1994.

       -Crop yield interpretation in North Dakota. I. Sequential sampling 1986.

       -Crop yield interpretation in North Dakota. II. Field Questionnaires: A delphi approach. 1986.

       -Crop yield interpretation in North Dakota. III. Long-term empirical models. 1986. 

       -Soil core tube modifications for bull probe hydraulic coring machine. 1985.

       -Initial soil survey and re-survey of McKenzie County, North Dakota. 1989. 

       -Development of a soil-characterization database for North Dakota. 1995.

       -Soil Survey Horizons history and index. 2001. 


Soil Survey Manuscripts:

      -Soil Survey of Hettinger County, North Dakota. 1990. USDA-NRCS.

      -Soil Survey of Adams County, North Dakota. 1987. USDA-NRCS.

      -Soil Survey of Grand Forks County, North Dakota. 1981. USDA-NRCS.


Abstracts and Posters:

     -Increasing the salinity tolerance of alfalfa to improve the effectiveness of agronomic-hydrologic practices for controlling root-zone salinization.

            2012. ASABE Annual Meetings.

     -Salinity risk index for the Red River Valley. 2010. SSSA Annual Meetings.

     -Soil salinity in the Red River Valley. 2007. SSSA Annual Meetings.

     -Geochemical distribution of selected elements in northcentral North Dakota using soil survey SSURGO data.  2007. SSSA Annual Meetings.

     -Evaluation of soil mineralogy and associated properties of soils derived from Eocene-age sediments in western North Dakota.

           2007. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -Development of a protocol to soil survey reclaimed land in North Dakota. 2006. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -Sodium affected landscapes in western North Dakota.  2006. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -Distribution of trace elements in soils of Northern North Dakota.  2000. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -Distribution of organic carbon in cultivated and native grassland fine-loamy Typic Haploboroll Soils. 1994. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -Evaluating factors influencing wind erodibility group classification of selected fine-loamy, Typic Haploboroll Soils. 1994. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -A brief history of the soil survey program in North Dakota.   1994. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -SAS program for analyses and classification of hydrometer data. 1986. Agronomy Abstracts.

      -Estimated carbon losses from long-term crop-fallow in northern Great Plains of the USA.  1993. Symposium of Soil Processes and Management  

            Systems. Ohio State University.

      -A yield prediction model for hard red spring wheat based on soil, climate, and management data. 1984. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -Effects of selected soil, climatic, and management variables on the yield of sunflower.  1984. SSSA Annual Meetings.

      -SAS applications to a wheat sunflower modeling project.  1980. Proc. of International SAS Users Conference.


Awards

Numerous performance and achievement awards from USDA-NRCS

2010 -- National Cooperative Soil Survey Career Achievement Award

 

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