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USDA-NRCS Soil Survey Partners with local SWCD

Story by Roel Guerra and Don Sabo

Throughout the history of Soil Survey in Texas, soil scientists have relied on the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) for gathering information on farm production yields, for assistance in gaining landowner contacts and permissions to access private lands. SWCD's have provided tremendous amounts of valuable information that has made the process of Soil Survey a success in Texas.

On February 10, 2010, the Marion and Cass Counties SWCD board held their monthly meeting. At the meeting Roel Guerra, Soil Scientist, MLRA 133B SW Party Leader, made a presentation to the board of a leather-bound copy of the Soil Survey for Marion and Cass Counties.

On February 23, 2010, the Tyler County SWCD board held their monthly meeting where Roel Guerra presented them with a leather-bound copy of the Soil Survey of Tyler County.

Roel Guerra thanked the SWCD boards for their cooperation with the USDA-NRCS in completing the Soil Surveys. Information on Soils Surveys is currently available at the local field offices and on Web Soil Survey at http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app.
 

Roel Guerra (Center) presents Marion and Cass Counties SWCD board members a leather-bound copy of Marion and Cass Counties Soil Survey. Board members form left to right are, Robert Davidson, Cindy Wilbanks (Chairman), Fred Winters, and Keith Gilbert.

Roel Guerra (center-left) presents Tyler County SWCD board members a leather-bound copy of Tyler County Soil Survey. Board members from left to right are John English, James "Rusty" Hughes, Jaime David (Chairman), Millard A. Scott, and Luther Moye.

Roel Guerra (Center) presents Marion and Cass Counties SWCD board members a leather-bound copy of Marion and Cass Counties Soil Survey. Board members form left to right are, Robert Davidson, Cindy Wilbanks (Chairman), Fred Winters, and Keith Gilbert.

Roel Guerra (center-left) presents Tyler County SWCD board members a leather-bound copy of Tyler County Soil Survey. Board members from left to right are John English, James "Rusty" Hughes, Jaime David (Chairman), Millard A. Scott, and Luther Moye.