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Soil surveys


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    • Soil surveys
  • Variants

    • Surveys, Soil
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Harrington, K.W. Soil survey of Okanogan National Forest area, Washington, 2008:p. xv (information from the survey can be used to make predictions about soil behavior for selected land uses. The information highlights soil limitations, improvements needed to overcome the limitations, and the impact of selected land uses on the environment; this publication includes climate tables, taxonomic unit descriptions, detailed map unit descriptions, a description of how the survey was made, and a description of the formation of the soils; Soil surveys provide information for many different users. Farmers, ranchers, foresters, and agronomists can use the information to evaluate the potential of the soil and the management needed for maximum food and fiber production. Planners, community officials, engineers, developers, builders, and home buyers can use the surveys to plan land use, select sites for construction, and identify special practices needed to ensure proper performance. Conservationists, teachers, students, and specialists in recreation, wildlife management, waste disposal, and pollution control can use the surveys to help them understand, protect, and enhance the environment)
    • found: Web soil survey website, Mar. 17, 2017:home page (Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey; Soil surveys can be used for general farm, local, and wider area planning)
    • found: What is soil survey?, via USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website, Mar. 17, 2017(soil survey: (i) The systematic examination, description, classification, and mapping of soils in an area. Soil surveys are classified according to the kind and intensity of field examination. (ii) The program of the National Cooperative Soil Survey that includes developing and implementing standards for describing, classifying, mapping, writing, and publishing information about soils of a specific area)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Mar. 17, 2017(soil survey: a systematic study of the soil of an area including classification and mapping of the properties, crop adaptations, and distribution of various soil types)
    • found: LCSH, Mar. 17, 2017(Soil surveys. BT Natural resources surveys)
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    • 2017-03-17: new
    • 2017-12-14: revised
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