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Soil at the Center

A secret no more … the National Soil Survey Center opens its doors and invites you in to watch and learn about the valuable work being done by some very interesting people. Watch the video playlist.

2016 NCSS Regional Conferences

Dates and locations have been announced for the 2016 NCSS Regional Conferences. Please check here for contact information and updates!

FY2016 gSSURGO Database Release

The FY2016 Gridded Soil Survey Geographic (gSSURGO) Database was released on January 20, 2016. These data are derived from a November 16, 2015, snapshot of the Soil Data Mart database. These new data are available in both state-wide tiles and the Conterminous U.S. (CONUS).

Dynamic Soil Properties Video

NRCS Soil Scientist Skye Wills wants farmers to realize their farms’ full production potential by understanding more about the dynamic properties of soil. Watch the video.

Guide to Pronouncing Terms in Soil Taxonomy and Soil Survey

The guide presents a list of terms that are used in Soil Taxonomy along with other terms used to describe soils. Included with each term are its origin, a respelling of the word for the purpose of pronunciation followed by the phonetic spelling in parentheses, and an audio file.


NRCS Websites & Additional Assistance

Web Applications & Tools

A list of Web-based resources for access to natural resource data collected by NRCS.

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NRCS State Websites

Find local program and technical information on our NRCS state websites.

Limited English Proficiency

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