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Welcome to the Rhode Island Soil Survey Program

1981 RI Soil Survey (archive copy)

Soil Quick Links

RI NRCS Twitter
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New 2017 Soil Survey Data Now Available for Rhode Island!

For more information about the Rhode Island Soil Survey Program contact:
 Jim Turenne (401) 822-8830

Where/How to Get Soils Information for Rhode Island:

Digital Data Download (for use on a GIS):
Official USDA-NRCS Soils Data:
Web Soil Survey
Rhode Island GIS: Visit RIGIS |  Info. on RIGIS Soil Attribute Fields | Info on RI Coastal Zone Soil Survey Subset

Online Mapping (Internet Mapping Services):
Web Soil Survey:

Google Soil Maps:
Google Earth Soils (for most of U.S.): Open the KML file in Google Earth
Soil Data on your Smart Phone (Android and Iphone): Download the Soil Web App
Coastal Zone Soil Survey Data (Including subaqueous soils):

To Download copies of archived (non-official) Soil Survey's of Rhode Island (1904 to 1981 with soil maps) click HERE

RI Soil Survey Map Unit Legend and Map Unit Descriptions.

Soil Catena Chart for Rhode Island ( 305 KB) - updated 2013

Soil Parent Material Map for Rhode Island ( 3 MB) - updated 2013

Southern New England Social Media Sites: Twitter | Facebook 

Narragansett Soil Profile

Narragansett Silt loam - The (unofficial) RI State Soil
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Soils of Rhode Island Landscapes
 Download the "Soils of Rhode Island Landscapes" by William R. Wright and Edward H. Sautter. University of Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 429, Issued January, 1988.
This is a scanned PDF copy of the original bulletin, made available with permission from the URIAES.