The Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS) is a non- profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the profession of soil science and the protection of the public interest in matters related to soil science. The Association was organized in 1987 and serves professionals primarily in the Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia area. The membership consists of private consultants, federal government employees, university faculty, state and county employees and other individuals interested in the goals and objectives of the Association in the Mid-Atlantic region.


Northeast Regionals!

Fall 2014 UMD Soil Judging Team

Fall 2014 UMD Soil Judging Team

A valiant effort on the part of the UMD Soil Judging Team: 3 Top Ten individuals!

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Our Newsletter

Soil artist Margaret Boozer and Del Fanning celebrating Del's 50 years at UMD.

Check out the latest issue of the Pedologue, the MAPSS newsletter.

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State Soils


Learn more about the soils that the professionals have decreed the most representative of our member states.

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