Kansas Soils and The Northern Great Plains Soil Survey Regional Office
Major Land Resource Areas (MLRAs) are geographically associated land resource units, usually encompassing several thousand acres, characterized by a particular pattern of soils, geology, climate, water resources, and land use. A unit can be one continuous area or several separate nearby areas.
The Northern Great Plains Soil Survey Regional Office, Region 5 (SSR 5) is one of 12 MLRA regional offices serving the continental United States and the Caribbean area. The SSR 5 provides assistance to soil survey project offices located in portions of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Soil Technical Notes
The mission of SSR 5, with its partners, is to provide consistent, coordinated leadership and service to produce high quality, scientifically-based soil information utilizing innovative technologies in order to meet our customers' expectations in wisely managing the soil resource.
A dynamic, flexible program with the expertise and technology: (a) to educate and train users of soils information; (b) to obtain and manage precise data inventories according to locally-developed national standards; for the production of high quality, statistically valid soil information; (c) to present the appropriate information in ways which meet the needs of all users; and (d) which stress the wise applications of science to sustained land use and resource conservation.
Cleveland E. Watts
Soil Survey Regional Director
Phone: (785) 823-4558
James C. (Chad) Remley
Kansas State Soil Scientist
Phone: (785) 823-4564