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Soil Science – April 15 to 19, 2024

February 26, 2024

This introductory soil science course is offered through Yellowhead Tribal College and taught by Dr. Konstantin Dlusskiy of Paragon Soil and Environmental Consulting Inc. The course includes an overview of soil formation and soil classification with an emphasis on soils of Western Canada. The course includes instructions on: the concept of soil-forming processes and the factors of soil formation, fundamental chemical, physical and biological properties of soils, soil horizons and description of soil profiles, soil orders of the Canadian System of Soil Classification, online soil resources and the Alberta Soil Information Viewer, soil management in relation to physical, chemical and biological soil properties.

Head over to our Courses page for the details: https://www.paragonsoil.com/courses/

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Soil Classification & Mapping EXCPE 4297 – May 7 to 9, 11, and 13, 2024

February 2, 2024

This Advanced Agrology course is provided by Online Learning and Continuing Education (University of Alberta) and instructed by Dr. Konstantin Dlusskiy of Paragon Soil and Environmental Consulting Inc.
Advanced agrology course with emphasis on classification and mapping of soils. Soil processes, principles of the Canadian System of Soil Classification, soil profiles and diagnostic features, factors of soil formation and soil-forming processes, soil survey procedures, and utilization of existing spatial information to support soil mapping at a detailed scale are covered.
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Pedology Field School – May 21 to 23, 2024

January 19, 2024

Paragon’s Pedology Field School will run from May 21 to 23, 2024. This 3-day course focuses on hands-on experience with application to industry standards.

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Soil Mapping course – April 3/4, 2024

January 18, 2024

Our advanced Soil Mapping course, which will run April 3 and 4, 2024, focuses on: the process of soil survey, the prediction of soil types based on imagery interpretation, the design of soil map legends, preliminary soil mapping, finalizing soil maps based on field data and the major elements of soil survey reports

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Soil Classification Course – March 27/28, 2024

January 17, 2024

Our Soil Classification course will take place March 27 and 28, 2024. This advanced soil science course focuses on: common landforms and parent materials associated with soils in prairies, soil drainage classes and soil moisture regimes, soils of the ten soil orders in the Canadian System of Soil Classification, classification of human-modified soils, classification of soils to the subgroup level and relation of soil forming processes and factors of soil formation to the genesis of corresponding soils.

Head over to the Courses page for more details: https://www.paragonsoil.com/courses/

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Geology Course – February 12 to 16, and 20, 2024

January 16, 2024

Paragon in cooperation with the Yellowhead Tribal College is inviting you to take our Geology course on February 12 to 16, and 20. In this course, students are introduced to the study of the earth and issues related to earth-forming processes, with an emphasis placed on the geology of Western Canada.

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Soil course season 2024 is here!

January 15, 2024

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering soil courses again this season.

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Papers: About Tundra Bryophytes

July 26, 2023

Please join us to congratulate Jasmine Lamarre, who recently had two papers published.

Congratulations and thank you for sharing!

If you’re interested in learning more about tundra bryophytes, follow the links below.

Arctic ecosystem restoration with native tundra bryophytes: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15230430.2023.2209394

A propagation technique for native tundra bryophytes for Arctic ecosystem restoration: https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/full/10.1139/as-2022-0046

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2023 CSSS Fellow Award Recipient Len Leskiw

July 19, 2023

Paragon’s founder, Leonard Leskiw, P.Ag., was recently named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science. A rare accomplishment for anyone and even more so for an independent consultant.

We always knew he was a distinguished fellow – now it’s official!

Congratulations to Len for this recognition of your incredible career and umpteen contributions to soil science. Paragon continues to build on your dedication to conserving and enhancing our soil resources.

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10 Years!!!

July 14, 2023

Celebrating 10 years with Paragon – thank you Britt, Darcy, Konstantin, Leo, Mel, and Shobhana!

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