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Major Land Resource Area Region 4 (MO-4)

Bozeman, Montana

Northern Rocky Mountain
Major Land Resource Area
Soil Survey Management Office,
Region 4

Location:
Federal Building
10 East Babcock Street, Room 443
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Phone: (406) 587-6961
FAX: (406) 587-6761

MLRA-4 Leader: Charles N. Gordon

Major Land Resource Area Region 4

MLRA Office 4 provides assistance to soil survey project offices located in parts of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

 

Responsibility

The Major Land Resource Area Soil Survey (MLRA) Management Office, Region 4, located in Bozeman, Montana, is one of 18 regional MLRA offices serving the National Cooperative Soil Survey in the United States and its trust territories. MLRA Office (MO) 4 provides regional coordination, quality assurance, technical guidance and support, and technology transfer to state and project soil survey offices in parts of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Definition

MLRAs are geographically associated land resource units, usually encompassing several thousand acres. A unit may be one continuous area or several separate nearby areas. MLRAs are characterized by particular patterns of soils, geology, climate, water resources, and land use.