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Web Soil Survey Documents
Online Web Soil Survey – Official USDA soil information as viewable maps and tables for more than 3200 soil surveys.
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NRCS Improves Soils Data for Growing Customer Base (PDF; 604 KB)
How to Use a Soil Survey – basic information on utilizing a soil survey.
Listing of Soil Surveys by State – current and out-of-print soil surveys and contact information for requesting a paper or CD copy.
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Soil Survey: Past, Present, and Future (PDF; 73 KB) – Written in 1999, Richard Arnold (former soil survey director) shares his thoughts about Soil Survey in the United States
Guy’s War – A website dedicated to Guy D. Smith (former director of the Soil Conservation Service).
Guy Smith Award – Information about the award presented by the International Union of Soil Sciences.
Dr. Richard Arnold’s collection of papers (PDF; 841 KB) – Dr. Arnold was the Director of the Soil Science Division from 1980 to 1996.
USDA-SCS Soils Staffs (PDF; 46.1 MB) – Staffing directories from 1953 to 2000.
Soil Science Institute (PDF; 1.88 MB) – A brief history of the training sessions held from 1960 to present.
Celebrating 100 Years — Photos from the Past (PDF; 419 KB)
Centennial Highlights — Papers from the 1998 SWCS Annual Conference (PDF; 527 KB)
Centennial of the Soil Survey Program (PPT; 313 KB)
History of Soil Survey (PPT; 15 MB)
A list of soil scientists who have mapped one million acres in their careers.
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