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Published Soil Surveys for Alaska

Soil surveys issued prior to 2008 are archive copies that are not compatible with the screen-reader software used by the visually impaired. For accessibility assistance, email or call (402) 437-5499.

Current, official soil survey information is on the Web Soil Survey. The Web Soil Survey allows you to create custom reports by selecting a specific area of interest, such as a county, national park, or your property. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed as “current” takes you to the Web Soil Survey.

Historical and supplemental documents are also available below. Printed soil survey reports were the main source of soils information from 1899 to 2005. Most of these reports are county-based, have been converted to PDF, and are available from links below. The reports are also available at Federal depository libraries. USDA phased out the printing of reports after making Web Soil Survey the official source for information in 2005.

To view the soil maps of archived soil survey reports, use the Firefox browser. Chrome, Edge, and other browsers do not support the links. For help accessing these historical maps, click here.

In some cases, the published reports are available at local USDA offices. For information about reference copies 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
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve-Gustavus 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
Togiak National Wildlife Refuge-Ahklun Mountains Area   current No Yes
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
Yakutat Area, Alaska   current No Yes
Yentna Area   1998 Yes No
Yentna Area   current No Yes
Yukon Flats Area   current No Yes
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Area   2013 Yes No
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve   current No Yes