• Students in the field taking samples

Soil and Land Resources

Take field trips to collect soil samples for analysis, from windblown silts in the south of Idaho to glacial sands in the north.

  • Graduate Student, Yaniria Sanchez de Leon

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Graduate Student, Yaniria Sanchez de Leon finds the first Giant Palouse Earthworm in nearly 18 years.

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Phone: (208) 885-6681
Fax: (208) 885-6654
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University of Idaho
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Moscow, ID 83844-2331

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University of Idaho
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Giant Palouse Earthworm

Giant Palouse Earthworm

University of Idaho Earthworm Research Turns Up Rare Find: Giant Palouse Earthworm

Written by Bill Loftus

MOSCOW, Idaho – A project to understand earthworms and where they are found in relation to native plants and invasive weeds yielded a rare find in late March: several giant Palouse earthworms.

Shan Xu, a University of Idaho student studying soil science, and Karl Umiker, a research support scientist, found two giant Palouse earthworms on March 27. University of Kansas earthworm expert Sam James identified the adult on April 16 as a giant Palouse earthworm. Read More

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Pictured
Top: Karl and Shan are sorting soil. Bottom: Dr. Jodi Johnson-Maynard, soil scientist surveys a Palouse Prairie remnant.