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Raster soil class map displayed over high-resolution elevation model and true color orthophotograph of soils formed in lodgement till. It illustrates the use of LiDAR and Arc SIE, a knowledge-based raster soil mapping software, for Terrestrial Ecological Unit and Ecological Site Inventories.Data Resources

A wide range of data on soils and other natural resources are available from NRCS and our Partners.


Learn more about NCSS projects throughout the country.

Reports on Technical Soil Services provided to customers highlight how we help people better understand and properly use soil surveys and help with predictions and interpretations.

The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, tribes, academic institutions, state and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations, and other partners working together to support informed public trust resource stewardship. CESU agreements with cooperators provide an overview of project objectives and planned outcomes.

Soil and Plant Science Division Projects map provides a comprehensive view of detailed soil survey projects throughout the nation. The following information is included in this web map: spatial extent of soil map units investigated, area footprint, project description, project objective, procedures, milestones, and staff. Additional layers are introduced to render quantity of projects at the Soil Science Division, Region, U.S. State, Major Land Resource Area Boundary (MLRAs) and Soil Survey Area Boundary level for ease of use.