Soil Surveys

Published soil surveys can be downloaded from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

More current and site specific maps can be created at the Web Soil Survey website

For help using the NRCS Web Soil Survey, WSU Extension has published Forest Soil Data for your Forest Stewardship Plan.  Also, you can watch this video which was presented in 2021.

If you know your soil type and need more information about it, go to the Web Site for Official Soil Series Descriptions and Series Classification


Soils. Chapter 3 in Forest Management for Small Landowners, by Bryon Loucks. 2021.

Keeping your forest soils healthy and productive.  WSU Extension, EB 2019. 40 pages.

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Soil Productivity in the Douglas-fir Region. Edited by Sam D. Angima and Thomas A. Terry. OSU Extension Service, EM 9023. 2011. 44 p.


Forest soils. A webinar presented by Dave Peterson. Sponsored by WSU Extension Forestry, October 22, 2022.  56 minutes.

Forest soils. A webinar presented by Dave Peterson at the WSU Forestry Extension 2021 Forest Owners' Winter School, February 27, 2021.