The Pacific Northwest Soil Survey Regional Office, located in Portland, OR, provides soil data quality assurance, technical guidance, and field assistance to soil scientists as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS). The SSR 1 area of responsibility is based on Major Land Resource Areas (MLRA). It includes the forests and croplands of western Oregon and Washington, the wheat and range lands of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and all of Alaska. SSR 1 is subdivided into management areas. Local MLRA Soil Survey Offices coordinate soil survey activities within each area.