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Published Soil Surveys for New Mexico

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)
Bernalillo County and Parts of Sandoval and Valencia Counties   1977 Yes No
Bernalillo County and Parts of Sandoval and Valencia Counties   current No Yes
Bluewater Area   1958 Yes No
Cabezon Area   1968 Yes No
Cabezon Area   current No Yes
Carlsbad Caverns National Park   current No Yes
Carson National Forest, Part of Rio Arriba County   current No Yes
Catron County, Northern Part   1985 Yes No
Catron County, Northern Part   current No Yes
Chaves County, Northern Part   1983 Yes No
Chaves County, Northern Part   current No Yes
Chaves County, Southern Part   1980 Yes No
Chaves County, Southern Part   current No Yes
Chinle Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and San Juan County, New Mexico   2011 Yes No
Chinle Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and San Juan County, New Mexico   current No Yes
Cibola Area, Parts of Cibola, McKinley, and Valencia Counties   1993 Yes No
Cibola Area, Parts of Cibola, McKinley, and Valencia Counties   current No Yes
Cibola National Forest Area, Parts of Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Sierra, and Socorro Counties   current No Yes
Colfax County   1982 Yes No
Colfax County   current No Yes
Curry County and Southwest Part of Quay County   2007 Yes No
Curry County and Southwest Part of Quay County   current No Yes
Curry County   1958 Yes No
De Baca County   1986 Yes No
De Baca County   current No Yes
Deming Area   1928 No No
Dona Ana County Area   1980 Yes No
Dona Ana County Area   current No Yes
Duncan Area, Arizona-New Mexico   1950 No No
Eddy Area   1971 Yes No
Eddy Area   current No Yes
Fort Bliss Military Reservation, New Mexico and Texas   2004 Yes No
Fort Bliss Military Reservation, New Mexico and Texas   current No Yes
Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico   current No Yes
Fort Defiance Area, Parts of Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and McKinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico   2003 Yes No
Fort Sumner Area   1930 No No
Gila National Forest, Parts of Catron, Grant, and Sierra Counties   current No Yes
Grant County, Central and Southern Parts   1983 Yes No
Grant County, Central and Southern Parts   current No Yes
Guadalupe County   2006 Yes No
Guadalupe County   current No Yes
Harding County   1973 Yes No
Harding County   current No Yes
Hidalgo County   1973 Yes No
Hidalgo County   current No Yes
Jicarilla Apache Nation, Parts of Rio Arriba and Sandoval Counties   2004 Yes No
Jicarilla Apache Nation, Parts of Rio Arriba and Sandoval Counties   current No Yes
Lea County   1974 Yes No
Lea County   current No Yes
Lincoln County Area   1983 Yes No
Lincoln County Area   current No Yes
Lincoln National Forest Area, Parts of Lincoln and Otero Counties   current No Yes
Lovington Area   1932 No No
Luna County   1967 Yes No
Luna County   1980 Yes No
Luna County   current No Yes
McKinley County Area, McKinley County and Parts of Cibola and San Juan Counties   2005 Yes No
McKinley County Area, McKinley County and Parts of Cibola and San Juan Counties   current No Yes
Mescalero-Apache Area   1976 Yes No
Mescalero-Apache Area   current No Yes
Mesilla Valley Area, New Mexico-Texas   1912 Yes No
Middle Rio Grande Valley Area   1914 Yes No
Mora County Area   1985 Yes No
Mora County Area   current No Yes
Otero Area, Parts of Otero, Eddy, and Chaves Counties   1981 Yes No
Otero Area, Parts of Otero, Eddy, and Chaves Counties   current No Yes
Pecos Valley   1899 Yes No
Portales Area   1959 Yes No
Quay Area, Southwest   1960 Yes No
Rincon Area   1930 No No
Rio Arriba Area, Parts of Rio Arriba and Sandoval Counties   2008 Yes No
Rio Arriba Area, Parts of Rio Arriba and Sandoval Counties   current No Yes
Roosevelt County   1967 Yes No
Roosevelt County   current No Yes
Roswell Area   1933 No No
San Juan County, Eastern Part   1980 Yes No
San Juan County, Eastern Part   current No Yes
San Miguel County Area   1981 Yes No
San Miguel County Area   current No Yes
Sandoval County Area, Parts of Los Alamos, Sandoval, and Rio Arriba Counties   2008 Yes No
Sandoval County Area, Parts of Los Alamos, Sandoval, and Rio Arriba Counties   current No Yes
Santa Fe Area, Santa Fe County and Part of Rio Arriba County   1975 Yes No
Santa Fe County Area   2008 Yes No
Santa Fe County Area   current No Yes
Santa Fe National Forest Area, Parts of Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, and San Miguel Counties   current No Yes
Shiprock Area, Parts of San Juan County, New Mexico and Apache County, Arizona   2001 Yes No
Shiprock Area, Parts of San Juan County, New Mexico and Apache County, Arizona   current No Yes
Sierra County Area   1984 Yes No
Sierra County Area   current No Yes
Socorro County Area   1988 Yes No
Socorro County Area   current No Yes
Socorro and Rio Puerco Areas   1929 No No
Taos and Parts of Rio Arriba and Mora Counties   1982 Yes No
Taos and Parts of Rio Arriba and Mora Counties   current No Yes
Torrance Area   1970 Yes No
Torrance Area   current No Yes
Tucumcari Area, Northern Quay County   1974 Yes No
Tucumcari Area, Northern Quay County   current No Yes
Union County   1981 Yes No
Union County   current No Yes
Ute Mountain Area, Colorado and New Mexico   2007 Yes No
Ute Mountain Area   current No Yes
Valencia County, Eastern Part   1975 Yes No
Valencia County, Eastern Part   current No Yes
White Sands Missile Range, Parts of Dona Ana, Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro Counties   1976 Yes No
White Sands Missile Range, Parts of Dona Ana, Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro Counties   current No Yes
White Sands National Monument   current No Yes
Zuni Mountain Area   1967 Yes No