Technical Soil Services in Washington
Soil scientists involved in technical soil services help users understand soil
surveys, apply soil information for specific needs, gather site specific soil data, and
integrate soil survey information and data with other resource data and technology.
Technical soil services identifies and addresses soil survey information needs and
opportunities within the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the National
Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) partnership, and other scientific disciplines within and
beyond local, state, regional, and national arenas. The process also includes obtaining
feedback to identify and clarify additional needs for soil survey information.
Official Soils Information for Washington
Directs to the electronic Field Office Technical Guide (eFOTG):
Navigate to appropriate county, then Section 2
Web Soil Survey NEW
The Web Soil Survey site allows online viewing of soil survey maps and reports. It is an alternative method for obtaining soil survey information on a national scale.
The USDA-NRCS Soil Data Mart website has been created to meet provisions in the 2002 Farm Bill. It provides access to soil information and allows you to:
Determine where soil tabular and spatial data is available.
Download data for one soil survey area at a time.
Download a template Microsoft Accessฎ database for working with downloaded data.
Generate a variety of reports for one soil survey area at a time.
Find out who to contact for information about soil data for a particular state.
"Subscribe" or "unsubscribe" to a soil survey area. A person who is subscribed will automatically be notified whenever data for that soil survey area is updated.
(You must register and login before doing
It also provides an entry point to allow its pages to be integrated easily into other web sites.
The hydric soils for a particular soil survey area can be obtained by generating a Hydric Soil report at the
Soil Data Mart. Be
sure to include minor components in your query.
State Soil Surveys
Request hard copy of "in-print" surveys for those surveys not available electronically (very limited supply).
Technical Soil Service
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