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Vermont Databases

Vermont Soil Interpretative Information  - Soil Attribute Data - Databases & Reports

There is a wide array of sources for electronic soil attribute data within the NRCS. Soil databases and information are managed and delivered by many independent systems, only some of which are integrated. This page is intended to summarize what electronic attribute data sources exist  - for Vermont. Some users may require the data in report format, whereas, others may want the actual database itself.

Map of the United StatesThe information below is for Vermont data.
For a summary of  National data    -- click here ->


Vermont-SpecificMap of Vermont Attribute Data:

Description of data:

Top 20

- database tables as dbf files
User-friendly database tables by county, containing a collection of some of the most commonly used soil attributes. This data was created in response to user's difficulties in using the myriad SSURGO standard data tables which involve complex linkages, one-to-many relationships and extensive understanding of the structure / logic of the database.

>>Top20 data is for GIS users who want a single condensed table with one-to-one relationships between soil attributes and the soil labels found in the SSURGO maps.

See Vermont Center for Geographic Information Web site to download the Top 20 Tables 
file with updated definitions  (PDF; 78 KB)

eFOTG Section II

- reports in Adobe Acrobat.pdf format


The Electronic Field Office Tech Guide - Section II is the primary scientific reference within NRCS for Soil and Site Information. By navigating this site users can find many specific soils reports including but not limited to: Prime Farmland, Hydric soils and On-Site Septic ratings.

>> This data is for users who want thematic reports listing mapunits.

Field Office Technical Guide

Click Vermont on the US map; then click any county in Vermont on the next map.  Select "Section II" in the dropdown, then open the 'Soils Information' folder.  Pick the County or Statewide report of your choice.

Vermont Soil Fact Sheets

- reports in Adobe  Acrobat .pdf format

There is a separate soils fact sheet for every map unit listed on the legend for each county. These fact sheets have been developed to summarize in a succinct report format some of the most relevant soil information, by map unit.

>> This data is for users who want in-depth information on each map unit individually.

What is on a Fact Sheet? (PDF; 830 KB)

To obtain Soil Fact Sheets in hard copy or in PDF format, contact your local Vermont NRCS Field Office or the Vermont NRCS State Office.

​Additionally, you can access the Fact Sheets from the Vermont Natural Resources Atlas 

Instructions for VT ANR Atlas - to obtain Fact Sheets