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Indiana Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Offices

The increasing demand to deliver new and improved soil survey data to a diverse clientele has driven the need for a new organizational and technical infrastructure. Analysis of soils in a limited context such as a county or state will no longer be adequate. Predictions of behavior of soils across entire soil landscapes will be integrated with other factors, such as climate, land-use and demographics. The use of geospatial technologies combined with the soil scientists understanding of soils in the ecosystem will be used to develop soil survey products and services to meet this demand.

As part of this new organizational structure for soil survey, Indiana is covered by seven MLRA Soil Survey Offices (SSO). One office is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and the other six office are located in surrounding states. The goal of each office is to bring the soil survey information up to a common standard and to develop a nationally consistent, seamless, digital soil survey. The SSOs are responsible for conducting soil surveys for their assigned geographic areas which are multi-county and cross state lines.

MLRA Soil Survey Offices Servicing Indiana

Aurora, Illinois Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Office
USDA-NRCS
4255 Westbrook Drive, Suite 218
Aurora, Illinois 60504
Dale Calsyn - SSO Leader - 630-851-3254

Carbondale, Illinois Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Office
USDA-NRCS
148 East Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 105
Carbondale, Illinois 62903
Sam Indorante - SSO Leader - 618-453-5577

Findlay, Ohio Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Office
USDA, NRCS

7868 CR 140, Suite F
Findlay, Ohio 45840-1898
Neil Martin - SSO Leader - 419-422-5438 x 137

Flint, Michigan Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Office
USDA, NRCS

1525 N. Elms Rd.
Flint, Michigan 48532
Joe Calus
- SSO Leader – 810-230-8766

Grand Rapids, Michigan Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Office
USDA, NRCS

3260 Eagle Park Drive, Suite 104
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
Matt Bromley - SSO Leader – 616-942-4111

Indianapolis, Indiana Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Office
USDA, NRCS

6013 Lakeside Blvd.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46278
Kevin Norwood - SSO Leader – 317-295-5840

Owensboro, Kentucky Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Office
USDA, NRCS

3032 Alvey Park Drive West
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
Matt McCauley – 270-685-1707

Indiana Soil Survey Office Coverage Map

Indiana MLRA Project Offices Map (PDF; 92 KB)