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Dynamic Soil Property Guide

This guide is designed for soil survey, vegetation, and ecological site or unit inventory work to help soil scientists and other inventory specialists collect interpretable data about dynamic soil properties within the human time scale.

In March of 2020, National Instruction 430-308 (NI 430-308) required the collection of dynamic soil properties (DSPs) as part of the soil and ecological inventory completed by the Soil and Plant Science Division. NI 430-308 also established the current Dynamic Soil Property Guide as the standard for completing DSP projects. 

The Dynamic Soil Property Guide (version 3) provides the current guidance and procedures for DSP projects. This guide describes a sampling system to measure DSPs on all major land uses. The guide includes instructions for project planning, data collection, and data analysis.

The DSP Team is responsible for maintaining the current Dynamic Soil Property Guide.



Recommended Citation

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Dynamic Soil Property Guide (version 3). Available online. Accessed [month/day/year].

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