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Maryland & District of Columbia Soils

"Helping People Understand Soils"


Soils is part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, an effort of Federal and State agencies, universities, and professional societies to deliver science-based soil information.

Technical Information

Soils Training Webinars

Updates of K factor, T factor and Hydrologic Soil Groups in the Maryland Soils Database (PPTX; 4 MB)

2011 Maryland Work Planning Conference

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat

Work Planning Conference Agenda (PDF; 254 KB)
Maryland Soils Program (PDF; 212 KB)
MO 13 Update (PDF; 750 KB)
MLRA Soil Survey Update (PDF; 1 MB)
Soils and Landscapes of Maryland (PDF; 6 MB)
Soil Map Units and Web Soil Survey (PDF; 3 MB)
Available Soil Tables and Reports on the NRCS Web Soil Survey (PDF; 36 KB)
Applications of Google Earth (PDF; 1 MB)

Informational Brochures

The following document requires Adobe Acrobat

Web Soil Survey brochure - how to use the Web Soil Survey
Web Soil Survey (Spanish)

Educational Materials

Consulting Soil Scientists

NRCS Soil Scientists can assist with on-site investigations as part of the conservation planning process. For soil investigations related to urban and suburban development, city planning and zoning, storm water management, septic systems, and other similar topics, please contact a consulting soil scientist for assistance.

MAPSS - Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Soil Scientists


Phillip S. King
State Soil Scientist
Phone: 302-678-4172