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Soil Survey Availability

Soil Surveys show soil characteristics and capabilities and help people better understand soils and their use. An important tool for community planning, soil surveys are regularly requested by consultants, land use planners, and appraisers. This data is available online and from local NRCS and Soil Conservation District offices.

Online Formats Available
Available for 19 of New Jersey's 21 counties. Tabular data from old soil survey of Warren County is available on Soil Data Mart. Spatial data and updated tabular data for Warren is due to be added to online products this year.
  • Web Soil Survey - View online maps, aerial photos, and interpretation reports for areas less than 10,000 acres - most up-to-date data
  • Soil Data Mart - digital downloadable product for use in GIS (Geographic Information System) - tabular online interpretations available for areas up to a county size - most up-to-date data
Historical Soil Surveys

Historical information may be available from the NRCS or Soil Conservation District office that serves your county.

  • Computer CD -Adobe Acrobat files (PDF format)
  • Soil Searcher - SSURGO (Soil Survey Geographic Database) digital soils data layers and other GIS layers, such as digital ortho-photography, streams, and roads, as well as interpretation maps, can be generated from this product. A computer with a working CD drive is all you need to view this material.
  • Paper copies - traditional, historical

The Soil Survey is published by the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service in cooperation with NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, Cook College, Rutgers, the State University; and the NJ Department of Agriculture, State Soil Conservation Committee.

New Jersey County Soil Survey, book Soil Survey, pdf on CD ROM Primary Source Location* Available Online in Digital Format  for GIS Archived Soil Survey Book available online
Atlantic Available Available Vineland Service Center Completed & Certified  
Bergen Available Not Available   Completed & Certified  
Burlington Not Available Available Columbus Service Center Completed & Certified  
Camden Out of Stock Available Columbus Service Center Completed & Certified  
Cape May Available Available Vineland Service Center Completed & Certified  
Cumberland Not Available Not Available Vineland Service Center Completed & Certified  
Essex Not Available Not Available   Completed & Certified  
Gloucester Out of Stock Not Available Woodstown Service Center In Process  
Hudson Not Available Not Available   Pending  
Hunterdon Available Not Available Frenchtown Service Center Completed & Certified  
Mercer Not Available Available Freehold Service Center Completed & Certified  
Middlesex Available Available Freehold Service Center Completed & Certified  
Monmouth Available Not Available Freehold Service Center Completed & Certified Yes
Morris Reprint for Sale Not Available Morris County SCD 973-285-2953 Completed & Certified  
Ocean Available  Available Columbus Service Center Completed & Certified Yes
Passaic Available Not Available   Completed & Certified  
Salem Out of Stock Not Available Woodstown Service Center In Process  
Somerset Available Available Frenchtown Service Center Completed & Certified  
Sussex Not Available Not Available Hackettstown Service Center Completed & Certified  
Union  Available Available Frenchtown Service Center Completed & Certified  
Warren Available Not Available Hackettstown Service Center In Process  

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How to Use a Soil Survey (292 KB) 

 

Last Update May 7, 2013