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Published Soil Surveys for Alaska

Soil survey information is regularly updated and posted to the Web Soil Survey, which is the official source for current information. The Web Soil Survey provides both tabular and spatial data and allows you to create a custom soil resource report for your specific area of interest. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed as "current" takes you to the Web Soil Survey.

Supplemental information is available in the form of published soil surveys. USDA has published soil surveys since 1899. Many of these publications are archived as PDF files. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed "yes" for "Archived PDF online" takes you to a link to the files. Most of the archived soil surveys include detailed soil maps. For more information on accessing the maps, click here.

Printed copies of soil surveys are available at Federal depository libraries and in some cases at USDA offices. For information about reference copies (CD or paper) of a publication or for information about publications that are not on the following list, contact the State Conservationist.

Soil survey name (Click links for online surveys.)   Date Archived PDF online Web Soil Survey (generated from official soil data)
Alaska Exploratory   1951 No No
Alaska Exploratory   1979 Yes No
Alaska, Reconnoissance   1915 Yes No
Anchorage Area   2001 Yes No
Anchorage Area   current No Yes
Bristol Bay-Northern Alaska Peninsula, North and Bordering Areas   current No Yes
Chatham Area   current No Yes
Copper River Area   1999 Yes No
Copper River Area   current No Yes
Delta River Area   2005 Yes No
Delta River Area   current No Yes
Denali National Park Area   2003 Yes No
Denali National Park and Preserve Area   current No Yes
Fairbanks Area   1963 Yes No
Fort Greely and Donnelly Training Area   2005 Yes No
Fort Greely and Donnelly Training Area   current No Yes
Fort Wainwright Area   2006 Yes No
Fort Wainwright Area   current No Yes
Gerstle River Area   2002 Yes No
Gerstle River Area   current No Yes
Goldstream-Nenana Area   1977 Yes No
Goldstream-Nenana Area   current No Yes
Greater Delta Area   2008 Yes No
Greater Delta Area   current No Yes
Greater Fairbanks Area   2004 Yes No
Greater Fairbanks Area   current No Yes
Greater Nenana Area   2007 Yes No
Greater Nenana Area   current No Yes
Gulkana River Area   1999 Yes No
Gulkana River Area   current No Yes
Haines Area   1998 Yes No
Haines Area   current No Yes
Homer-Ninilchik Area   1971 Yes No
Juneau Area   1974 Yes No
Kantishna Area   2004 Yes No
Kantishna Area   current No Yes
Kenai Peninsula Region, Reconnaissance   1918 Yes No
Kenai-Kasilof Area   1962 Yes No
Ketchikan Area   current No Yes
Kobuk Preserve Unit, Gates of the Arctic National Park   1995 Yes No
Kobuk Preserve Unit, Gates of the Arctic National Park   current No Yes
Lower Kenai Peninsula Area   2002 Yes No
Lower Kenai Peninsula Area   current No Yes
Matanuska Valley Area   1968 Yes No
Matanuska-Susitna Valley Area   1998 Yes No
Matanuska-Susitna Valley Area   current No Yes
North Star Area   2000 Yes No
North Star Area   current No Yes
Northeastern Kodiak Island Area   1960 Yes No
Northeastern Kodiak Island Area   current No Yes
Saint Paul Island Area   2005 Yes No
Saint Paul Island Area   current No Yes
Salcha-Big Delta Area   1973 Yes No
Salcha-Big Delta Area   current No Yes
Skagway-Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park   2015 Yes No
Skagway-Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park   current No Yes
Stewart River Training Site   2005 Yes No
Stewart River Training Site   current No Yes
Stikine Area   current No Yes
Susitna Valley Area   1973 Yes No
Totchaket Area   1980 Yes No
Totchaket Area   current No Yes
Upper Tanana Area   1999 Yes No
Upper Tanana Area   current No Yes
Western Interior Rivers Area   2008 Yes No
Western Interior Rivers Area   current No Yes
Western Kenai Peninsula Area   2005 Yes No
Western Kenai Peninsula Area   current No Yes
Yentna Area   1998 Yes No
Yentna Area   current No Yes
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Area   2013 Yes No
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve   current No Yes