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Agriculture: Soils

Online Soil Surveys from USDA NRCS

Print Soil Surveys in the Bioscience Library

Soil surveys shelved in the Soil Survey location.

  • Issued successively by: Bureau of Soils; Bureau of Chemistry and Soils; Bureau of Plant Industry. Division of Soil Survey; Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering; Soil Conservation Service. 
  • Library's collection includes volumes through 2004 containing Soil Surveys for California and neighboring states (OR, WA, ID, NV, UT, AZ, AK, HI, plus Pacific Islands).
  • Call Number: BIOS S591.A46
  • There is also an unbound library-use-only set of California Soil Surveys at the beginning of the Soil Survey section.

Soil surveys in the regular stacks (lower mezzanine)

  • Soil surveys from California through 1983: BIOS S599.U5.C15
  • Other soil surveys, for instance those for national forests, can be found under call number S599 or by searching UC Library Search. Please ask a librarian if you need assistance.

Soil surveys issued by the California Agricultural Agricultural Experiment Station

Other Soil Resources