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Published Soil Surveys for Maine

Soil survey information is regularly updated and posted to the Web Soil Survey, which is the official source for current information. The Web Soil Survey provides both tabular and spatial data and allows you to create a custom soil resource report for your specific area of interest. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed as "current" takes you to the Web Soil Survey.

Supplemental information is available in the form of published soil surveys. USDA has been publishing soil surveys since 1899. Many of these publications are archived as PDF files. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed "yes" for "Archived PDF online" takes you to a link to the files.

Printed copies of soil surveys are available at Federal depository libraries and in some cases at USDA offices. For information about reference copies (CD or paper) of a publication or for information about publications that are not on the following list, contact the State Conservationist.

Soil survey name (Click links for online surveys.)   Date Archived PDF online Web Soil Survey (generated from official soil data)
Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties   1970 Yes No
Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties   current No Yes
Aroostook Area   1921 Yes No
Aroostook County, Northeastern Part   1964 Yes No
Aroostook County, Northeastern Part   current No Yes
Aroostook County, Southern Part   1964 Yes No
Aroostook County, Southern Part   current No Yes
Caribou Area   1910 Yes No
Cumberland County and Part of Oxford County   current No Yes
Cumberland County   1917 Yes No
Cumberland County   1974 Yes No
Franklin County Area and Part of Somerset County   2003 Yes No
Franklin County Area and Part of Somerset County   current No Yes
Hancock County Area   1998 Yes No
Hancock County Area   current No Yes
Kennebec County   1978 Yes No
Kennebec County   current No Yes
Knox and Lincoln Counties   1987 Yes No
Knox and Lincoln Counties   current No Yes
Northern Hancock and Western Washington County Area   current No Yes
Northern Piscataquis and Northern Somerset County Area   current No Yes
Orono Area   1910 Yes No
Oxford County Area   1995 Yes No
Oxford County Area   current No Yes
Penobscot County 1   1963 No No
Penobscot County   current No Yes
Piscataquis County, Southern Part   current No Yes
Piscataquis County   2005 Yes No
Somerset County (Parts)   2003 No No
Somerset County Area and Parts of Franklin and Oxford Counties   2009 Yes No
Somerset County Area and Parts of Franklin and Oxford Counties   current No Yes
Somerset County, Southern Part   1972 Yes No
Somerset County, Southern Part   current No Yes
Waldo County   1955 No No
Waldo County   1984 Yes No
Waldo County   current No Yes
Washington County Area   2008 Yes No
Washington County Area   current No Yes
Western Aroostook County Area   current No Yes
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire and Maine   current No Yes
York County   1952 No No
York County   1982 Yes No
York County   current No Yes