Get email updates on USDA-NRCS Caribbean Area Soils via Gov Delivery!The Caribbean Area, comprised of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, is part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) program. The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) is a nationwide partnership of federal, regional, state, and local agencies and institutions. This partnership works together to cooperatively investigate, inventory, document, classify, and interpret soils and to disseminate, publish, and promote the use of information about the soils of the United States and its trust territories. The activities of the NCSS are carried out on national, regional, and state levels.

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Caribbean Area Soils Information

Caribbean Area Soils Publications by Area (this table is under construction to include recently been updated information; up-to-date data can be found on the Web Soil Survey):

  Highly Erodible Lands (HEL) Lists Hydric Soils Lists Prime & Other Important Farmlands Lists
Arecibo HEL Arecibo Arecibo Hydric Soils Arecibo Farmlands
Humacao HEL Humacao Humacao Hydric Soils Humacao Farmlands
Mayaguez HEL Mayagüez Mayaguez Hydric Soils Mayaguez Farmlands
Ponce HEL Ponce Ponce Hydric Soils Ponce Farmlands
San German HEL Lajas San German Hydric Soils San German Farmlands
San Juan HEL San Juan San Juan Hydric Soils San Juan Farmlands
U.S. Virgin Islands HEL USVI USVI Hydric Soils USVI Farmlands

Other Soils Data & Links


Carmen L. Santiago, State Soil Scientist, 787-766-5206 x. 127


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