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St. Paul, MN (SSR 10)

The Soil Survey Region 10 Office, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, is one of 12 regional MLRA offices serving the National Cooperative Soil Survey in the United States and its trust territories. SSR 10 provides regional coordination, quality assurance, technical guidance and support, and technology transfer to state and project soil survey offices in parts of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

MLRA 10 Region Map







International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life

Our soils are in danger because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices, pollution, overgrazing and climate change. The current rate of soil degradation threatens the capacity to meet the needs of future generations.  As long as soils are at risk, sustainable agriculture, food security and the provision of ecosystem services are compromised.

Soil Science Society of America


State Soil Selected for Montana.

May 2015,  the Montana State legislature has officially designated Scobey, a Region 10 Benchmark soil, as the State Soil!  The effort was led by 4th grade students at Longfellow Elementary in Bozeman.  Thanks to Bill Drummond, Soil Scientist, for testifying on behalf of NRCS in front of the House Ag Committee.  Thanks to Denise Decker, Legislative Affairs Specialist for approving the testimony.  This is a significant accomplishment during the International Year of Soils.  Bozeman students instrumental in new state symbol