Ministry of Agriculture
SOIL WEBSITES AND ASSOCIATIONS
|Soil Classification Information|
|Soil Science Associations or Societies|
SOIL CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION
Canadian System of Soil Classification
This publication provides information of a variety of topics including:
- History of soil classification in Canada
- The nature of soil
- Soil and Non-soil
- Soil horizons and other layers
- Various soil orders
Agriculture Land Capability Classification
The intent of this manual is to provide consistent guidelines for assessing agricultural capability of land at a detailed or on-site level of investigation.
The combination of soils, climate, and types of agriculture, in a particular area or region, may make certain lower capability lands valuable for agriculture.
The capability of a unit of land for agricultural production is dependent upon the combined influence of local climate and soils.
This report details a system of classification which describes the agricultural capability as influenced by climate alone.
The Canada Land Inventory (CLI) is a comprehensive survey of land capability and use for various purposes.
This report describes a classification system of soil capability for agricultural use. The soil capability classification is an interpretive classification based on the effects of combinations of climate and soil characteristics, on limitations in use of the soils for agriculture, and their general productive capacity for common filed crops.
The methodology used by the agriculture sector BC Land Inventory (CLI) is described.
This publication is intended as supplementary information and should be used in conjunction with the Soil Capability Classification for Agriculture (No.2) and BC Climate Capability Classification for Agriculture. (Both listed above).
This interactive website showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Soil monoliths from across BC are representative of the array of soils found in the province are available.
This website provides short video clips on the various soil orders from across British Columbia as well as a discussion of soil forming processes.
Basic principles of soil formation and management can be found at this website.
SOIL SCIENCE ASSOCIATIONS OR SOCIETIES
The Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization for professionals and students working or studying in the field of soil science and related land resource management areas.
The Soil Conservation Council of Canada is the face and voice of soil conservation in Canada. It is a national, non-governmental, independent organization, formed in 1987, to provide a non-partisan public forum to speak and act at the national level for soil conservation.
Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy.
Our mission is to foster the science and art of natural resource conservation. Our work targets conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources on working land.