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2018 NCSS Award Recipients

The Soil Science Division is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) Awards. Click on the photo collage (right) to read about the winners.

GlobalSoilMaps Released

U.S. soil property maps that meet the GlobalSoilMap standards have been released.

Click on the graphic (right) for the complete story.

New Video Job Aid

A video job aid has been created about sampling and describing rock, pararock, and other fragments in the soil as well as how to determine and describe the quantity of fragments in the soil.

NCSS Story Map

The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) Communications Team released their first ArcGIS Story Map to increase the visibility of our efforts in soil science.

Annual Data Refresh

The entire official soil survey database was refreshed October 31, 2017. The updated official data is now available for use in implementing national programs affecting landowners and managers.


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