What Are Soils?
In this article readers are introduced to the many facets of soils - their unique characteristics and diversity, the ecosystem services that soils provide, and their use and misuse.
Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils, version 3.0
The Field Book summarizes the present science and art of describing and documenting soils and soilscapes in the USA.
From the Surface Down - An Introduction to Soil Surveys for Agronomic Use
This 26-page booklet is an introduction to soil survey for agronomic use and provides a basic understanding of soil development and soil landscape relationships.
SoilWeb - An Online Soil Survey Browser
This interactive map allows you to explore USDA-NCSS soil survey data for locations throughout most of the U.S. It is compatible with smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.
Web Soil Survey (WSS)
WSS provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world.