Soil-Woodland Correlation Data Sheet (MT-ECS-5) Instructions
Location Data Line
Site: enter number, one to three digits (1 to 999). This number is to be
identical to the pedon number assigned by the Soil Scientist. Year, state,
and county numbers must also agree.
Year: enter last two digits of the year.
State and County: enter FIPS numerical code. (same as timekeeping
Cover Type: Enter SAF forest cover type number.
Major Land Resource Area (MLRA): Enter number and subdivision, if any
State Plane Coordinates or Section, Township, and Range: Either system
may be used. If coordinates are used, round to show probable accuracy. If
section, township, and range is used, enter in this fashion: 29 T14N R7W.
Elevation: Enter in whole feet, nearest 100 is close enough.
Physical Data Line
Precipitation: Enter in whole inches.
Landform: Enter code from following:
SM - Swamps and marshes
B - Basins, playas, lakebeds
FP - Flood plains. bottoms
ST Stream terraces
F - Fans, alluvial, colluvial
LP - Level and undulating uplands, plains, and plateaus
RP - Rolling and hilly plains, plateaus, and uplands
M - Mountains, steep hills, dissected plateaus
SD Sand dunes, sand hills
FL - Flatwoods (SE)
Percent: in whole numbers, use 99 for slopes over 99.
Kind: Enter the code "P" if slope is plane, single, or simple. Enter
the code "I" if slope is irregular or complex.
Shape: leave blank if kind of slope was coded "P". Use one of the
following codes if kind of slope was coded "I".
Microrelief: Enter code below, if applicable.
C - Cradle knoll
G - Gilgal
F - Frost Polygons
T - Tree mounds
M - Mounded, such as "biscuit mounds"
Aspect: Enter in degrees of azimuth read clockwise from true north.
Approximate Length of Slope: Enter in feet.
Position on Slope: Enter code from below.
L - Lower slope
U - Upper slope
M - Middle slope
X - Non-influencing
Soil Data Line
Detailed Profile: Enter "Y" if complete and suitable description is
available, "N" if not so.
Understory Information: Enter "Y" if detailed information has been
taken, "N" if not so.
Mensurational Information: Enter "Y" if detailed information has been
taken, "N" if not so.
Soil Series: Print the series name in full. If the series name is not
known, use the series name which designates family thus: CORNING FAMILY.
Texture, Modifier: Enter code below if applicable.
BY - Bouldery
BYV - Very bouldery
BYX - Extremely bouldery
CB - Cobbly
CBA - Angular cobbly
CBV - Very cobbly
CN - Channery
CNV - Very Channery
CR - Cherty
CRC - Coarse cherty
CRV - Very Cherty
FL - Flaggy
FLV - Very flaggy
GR - Gravelly
GRC - Coarse gravelly
GRF - Fine gravelly
GRV - Very Gravelly
MK - Mucky
PT - Peaty
SH - Shaley
SHV - Very shaley
ST - Stony
STV - Very stony
STX - Extremely stony
SY - Slaty
Texture, Type: Enter a code from below.
COS - Coarse sand
FS - Fine sand
VFS - Very fine sand
LCOS - Loamy coarse sand
LS - Loamy sand
LFS - Loamy fine sand
LVFS - Loamy very fine sand
COSL - Coarse sandy loam
SL - Sandy loam
FSL - Fine sandy loam
VSFL - Very fine sandy loam
L - Loam
SIL - Silt loam