Friday, July 9, 2010

USDA Web Soil Survey now available online

The Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. The site is updated and maintained online as the single authoritative source of soil survey information.

Soil surveys can be used for general farm, local, and wider area planning. Onsite investigation is needed in some cases, such as soil quality assessments and certain conservation and engineering applications. The web soil survey site can also be used to measure distance as well as acreage for areas of interest. The address for the online Web Soil Survey is

For additional information or to obtain a free Walker County soil survey book please call our office.

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