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State Soils
Developed by the US Department of Agriculture's Soil Survey Division (SSD), this website describes state soils and their significance. All states have chosen a state soil, which share the same level of distinction as state flowers or birds. Information includes a photo of each official soil, a description of major characteristics and formation, and a map showing the coverage of the soil within the state. There are also links to additional information about that soil series, including more specific characteristics, other locations, related soil types, and more.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Each state is available in HTML or PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader) format.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this WWW site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. The U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce these documents, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes. Commercial use of the documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and Foreign Copyright Laws. Individual documents on this server may have different copyright conditions, and that will be noted in those documents.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-949
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'USDA Soil Survey Division'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Survey Division