Technical soil services involve soil scientists helping people understand soils and soil survey information.
Assistance can be in the form of:
Information Services - The distribution and explanation of soil survey information and products.
Technical Policy and Program Services - Providing soils information to support the policies and programs of other
federal, state, or local agencies or units of government.
Planning Services - Providing soils information and interpretations to NRCS field office employees, Conservation
District cooperators, and USDA program participants in the planning of resource conservation practices and resource
Onsite Soils Investigations, Testing, Interpretations, and Evaluations - Services that support the design and
installation of civil engineering works, structures, and agricultural practices, or to test and evaluate agriculture
Expert Services for Judicial Requests - Technical soil services requested as a result of legal actions affecting
federal, state, or local government involving soil resource data.