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Published Soil Surveys for Montana

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)
Beaverhead National Forest Area   2008 Yes No
Beaverhead National Forest Area   current No Yes
Big Hole Area--Part of Beaverhead County   2007 Yes No
Big Hole Area--Part of Beaverhead County   current No Yes
Big Horn County Area   1977 No No
Big Horn County Area   current No Yes
Big Horn Valley Area   1945 No No
Billings Area   1902 No No
Bitterroot National Forest Area   current No Yes
Bitterroot Valley Area   1914 Yes No
Bitterroot Valley Area   1959 No No
Bitterroot Valley Area   current No Yes
Blaine County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1930 No No
Blaine County and Part of Phillips County Area   1986 No No
Blaine County and Part of Phillips County Area   current No Yes
Broadwater County Area   1977 No No
Broadwater County Area   current No Yes
Broadwater County   1944 No No
Carbon County Area   1975 No No
Carbon County Area   current No Yes
Carter County   2003 Yes No
Carter County   current No Yes
Cascade County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1937 No No
Cascade County Area   1982 No No
Cascade County Area   current No Yes
Central Montana, Reconnaissance   1953 No No
Choteau-Conrad Area; Parts of Teton and Pondera Counties   2003 Yes No
Choteau-Conrad Area; Parts of Teton and Pondera Counties   current No Yes
Chouteau County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1931 No No
Chouteau County Area   2003 No No
Chouteau County Area   current No Yes
Custer County Area   current No Yes
Custer County   1953 No No
Custer County   2003 No No
Daniels County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1925 No No
Dawson County   1976 No No
Dawson County   current No Yes
Deer Lodge County Area   2005 Yes No
Deer Lodge County Area   current No Yes
Deer Lodge National Forest Area   2009 Yes No
Deer Lodge National Forest Area   current No Yes
Dillon Area -- Part of Beaverhead County   2006 Yes No
Dillon Area -- Part of Beaverhead County   current No Yes
Fallon County   2003 Yes No
Fallon County   current No Yes
Fergus County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1938 No No
Fergus County   1988 No No
Fergus County   current No Yes
Flathead County Area and Part of Lincoln County   2010 Yes No
Flathead County Area and Part of Lincoln County   current No Yes
Flathead National Forest Area   1998 No No
Flathead National Forest Area   current No Yes
Flathead Valley Area, Lower   1929 No No
Flathead Valley Area, Upper   1960 No No
Flathead Valley Area, Upper   current No Yes
Gallatin County Area   2002 Yes No
Gallatin County Area   current No Yes
Gallatin National Forest Area   current No Yes
Gallatin National Forest   1996 No No
Gallatin Valley Area   1931 No No
Gallatin Valley   1905 Yes No
Garfield County   2007 Yes No
Garfield County   current No Yes
Glacier County Area and Part of Pondera County   1980 No No
Glacier County Area and Part of Pondera County   current No Yes
Glacier County   1933 No No
Golden Valley County Area   current No Yes
Golden Valley County   1942 No No
Granite County Area   2003 Yes No
Granite County Area   current No Yes
Helena National Forest Area   2001 Yes No
Helena National Forest Area   current No Yes
Hill County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1931 No No
Hill County   2003 No No
Hill County   current No Yes
Horse Prairie - South Valley Area - Part of Beaverhead County   current No Yes
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Idaho and Montana   current No Yes
Jefferson County Area and Part of Silver Bow County   2003 Yes No
Jefferson County Area and Part of Silver Bow County   current No Yes
Judith Basin Area   1967 No No
Judith Basin Area   current No Yes
Judith Basin County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1937 No No
Kootenai National Forest Area, Montana and Idaho   1995 No No
Kootenai National Forest Area, Montana-Idaho   current No Yes
Lake County Area   1998 No No
Lake County Area   current No Yes
Lewis and Clark County Area   2003 Yes No
Lewis and Clark County Area   current No Yes
Lewis and Clark County   1947 No No
Lewis and Clark National Forest Area   current No Yes
Liberty County   2002 No No
Liberty County   current No Yes
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument   2013 Yes No
Lolo National Forest Area   current No Yes
Madison County Area   1989 No No
Madison County Area   current No Yes
McCone County   1984 No No
McCone County   current No Yes
Meagher County Area   current No Yes
Meagher County   1944 No No
Milk River Area   1928 No No
Missoula County Area   1995 No No
Missoula County Area   current No Yes
Musselshell County   2004 No No
Musselshell County   current No Yes
Musselshell Valley Area, Upper   1943 No No
Northern Plains of Montana, Reconnaissance   1929 No No
Park County Area   current No Yes
Petroleum County - Crooked Creek Watershed Area   1971 No No
Petroleum County   1993 No No
Petroleum County   current No Yes
Phillips County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1926 No No
Phillips County Area   2004 No No
Phillips County Area   current No Yes
Pondera County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1934 No No
Powder River Area   1971 No No
Powder River Area   current No Yes
Powell County Area   2003 Yes No
Powell County Area   current No Yes
Prairie County   1996 No No
Prairie County   current No Yes
Red Rock Lakes Area - Part of Beaverhead County   current No Yes
Richland County   1980 No No
Richland County   current No Yes
Roosevelt County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1925 No No
Roosevelt and Daniels Counties   1985 No No
Roosevelt and Daniels Counties   current No Yes
Rosebud County Area and Part of Big Horn County   1996 No No
Rosebud County Area and Part of Big Horn County   current No Yes
Sanders and Parts of Lincoln and Flathead Counties   2004 Yes No
Sanders and Parts of Lincoln and Flathead Counties   current No Yes
Sheridan County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1923 No No
Sheridan County   1977 No No
Sheridan County   current No Yes
Silver Bow County Area and Parts of Beaverhead and Jefferson Cou   2009 Yes No
Silver Bow County Area and Parts of Beaverhead and Jefferson Counties   current No Yes
Stillwater County Area   1980 No No
Stillwater County Area   current No Yes
Sun River Irrigation Project   1927 No No
Sweet Grass County Area   2004 Yes No
Sweet Grass County Area   current No Yes
Sweet Grass County   1956 No No
Teton County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1937 No No
Toole County   2002 No No
Toole County   current No Yes
Toole and Liberty Counties   1933 No No
Treasure County   1967 No No
Treasure County   current No Yes
Valier Irrigation Project   1928 No No
Valley County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1926 No No
Valley County   1984 No No
Valley County   current No Yes
Wheatland County - Reconnoissance, Preliminary Report   1943 No No
Wheatland County Area   current No Yes
Wibaux County   1958 No No
Wibaux County   current No Yes
Yellowstone County   1972 No No
Yellowstone County   current No Yes
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho   current No Yes
Yellowstone Valley Area, Lower   1939 No No
Yellowstone Valley Area, Middle   1940 No No