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Soils Planners

Download or order the 2023 Soils Planner.

Cover of the 2023 Soils Planner.

The theme for the 2023 planner is Twelve Tough Digs. The planner includes descriptions and photographs that tell the story of the unique and challenging locations soil scientists investigate. Many of the locations are spectacular but require scientists to endure extreme conditions.

“Soil science requires more than just data collection, rigorous research, and effective model development. It requires field crews who invest blood, sweat, and tears into soil mapping,” said Luis Tupas, NRCS Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment.

This planner acknowledges the exceptional effort of the people who dedicate themselves to sustainable land use. The stories and photographs featured in this planner are from the scientists who endured the necessary hardships to help us better understand the soil.

Download the Planner

2023 Soils Planner (11.88 MB)

Previous Planners

Planners from 1999 to 2022 (link to Box)

Ordering the Planner

The 2023 Soils Planner Twelve Tough Digs  is available from:

NRCS Distribution Center
Enter keyword: planner
Phone: 888-526-3227