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NRCS Major Land Resource Area/Region 3
Reno Nevada

Northern Basin and Range  Major Land Resource Area 
Soil Survey Management Office #3

1365 Corporate Blvd
Reno, Nevada 89502
Ph:  (775) 857 8500

MLRA 3 Leader: Levi Steptoe, x 120
John Fisher, x 127

MLRA Region 3 Office provides assistance to soil survey project offices located in parts of Nevada,  California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah.


The primary responsibility of the MLRA Region 3 Office is to  provide quality assurance of soil information in the Northern Basin and Range Major Land Resource Area using the National Cooperative Soil Survey standards


Major Land Resource Areas/MLRA's are geographically associated land resource units, usually encompassing several thousand acres.  They are characterized by particular patterns of soils, geology, climate, water resources, and land use.  A unit may be one continuous area or several separate nearby areas.

The Northern Basin and Range, MLRA Region 3 Office, in Reno, Nevada, is one of MLRA regional offices serving the United States and the Caribbean area. This office provides assistance to soil survey project offices located in portions of California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah.

Additional MLRA Office 3 Information

These files are available in Adobe Acrobat format.

Nevada Soil Survey Publication Status (2009) (PDF; 37KB)
Nevada Soil Survey Area list (PDF; 8KB)
MO3 Soil Survey Publication Status (PDF; 367KB)
MO3 Soil Survey Area List (PDF; 11KB)

If you have questions with the status maps or need the information in an alternative format, please contact Lucas Wiseley, GIS Specialist,  (775) 857-8500 x 126. 

We would be pleased to provide information on this Web site in an alternative format, if needed.  Please contact Jonnie Eyler, Webmaster, or Liz Warner, Public Affairs Officer, at (775) 857-8500. 

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