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Published Soil Surveys for Puerto Rico

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)
Arecibo Area, Northern Puerto Rico   1982 Yes No
Arecibo Area, Northern Puerto Rico   current No Yes
Arecibo to Ponce   1902 Yes No
Caribbean National Forest and Luquillo Experimental Forest   2002 Yes No
Caribbean National Forest and Luquillo Experimental Forest   current No Yes
El Yunque National Forest   current No Yes
Humacao Area, Eastern Puerto Rico   1977 Yes No
Humacao Area, Eastern Puerto Rico   current No Yes
Lajas Valley Area   1965 Yes No
Lajas Valley Area   current No Yes
Mayaguez Area, Western Puerto Rico   1975 Yes No
Mayaguez Area, Western Puerto Rico   current No Yes
Ponce Area, Southern Puerto Rico   1979 Yes No
Ponce Area, Southern Puerto Rico   current No Yes
Puerto Rico   1942 No No
San German Area, Puerto Rico   2008 Yes No
San German Area, Puerto Rico   current No Yes
San Juan Area   1978 Yes No
San Juan Area   current No Yes