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Peter Fletcher is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with 40+ years of field experience. Peter currently owns his own consulting business and provides soils expertise to town, state, and federal agencies. He has 25 plus years of field mapping experience as a soil scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, where he authored and/or coauthored three published soil survey reports. Peter earned his B.S. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and his M.S. in Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Peter is an adjunct instructor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has taught soil courses at the University of Rhode Island and Bridgewater State College. He was a lead instructor for the Massachusetts Soil Evaluator Certification Course and is contracted by the Connecticut Department of Public Health to teach Soil Training Workshops for engineers and sanitarians. He also presents educational workshops for non-profit groups, professional societies, and state and federal agencies.

He is a member and past president of the Society of Soil Scientists of Southern New England (SSSSNE) and recipient of the SSSSNE 2005 Silver Spade Award for Advancing Soil Science. Peter is a member and former chairperson of the New England Hydric Soils Technical Committee. He is the recipient of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commission’s 2005 Environmental Service Award for Environmental/Conservation Educator of the Year, and the Soil Science Society of America’s 2006 Irrometer Professional Certification Service Award.

Peter's resume is available here as a PDF file.