Soils/Land Use Recommended References

Soils/Land Use

I.Soil

From The Surface Down4H Soil Handbook, Soil BiologySoil Biodiversity,
Intro to Soil Quality

II.Characteristics

Master Horizons & Layers, Keys to Soil TaxonomySoil Formation and
ClassificationSoil CompactionSoil Carbon & NitrogenSoil WaterSoil Glue,
Soil Structure & MacroporesAssessing Soil Quality, InfiltrationIndicate,
Aggregate StabilityOrganic MatterSoil Crusts

III.Soil Surveys

Urban Soils PrimerHow to use a Soil Survey

IV.Soil Interpretations

Water Quality and AgricultureSoil Biology & Land Management

V.Erosion & Sedimentation

Building Soils for Better CropsUnderstanding Soil Risks & Hazards,
Soil Quality Resource Concern-Soil ErosionConservation Crop Rotation,
Erosion On Construction SitesSoil Quality Resource Concern-Soil Erosion,
Managing Soil Organic MatterEffects of Soil Erosion

VI.Hydric Soils

Field Indicators, Hydric Soils


WEBSITES

USDA-NRCS Soils - A site for "Helping People Understand Soils."

Soil and Water Conservation Society

National Science & Technology LEFT - Soil Biological Communities

Web Soil Survey (allows online viewing of soil survey maps and reports. This                new application greatly enhances access to information on soils.)

Soil Data Mart (determine if spatial and/or tabular data of soil survey is                         available for specific county for viewing in ArcGIS)

        Demonstrations in Soil Science  - The experiments listed in the 
        "demonstrations" reference are not expected by the students, but they 
         should be familiar with the principals behind each experiment and the soils                   properties that the experiments are demonstrating.

Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Soil Erosion





Soils/Land Use References
Soils/Land Use Resources
Sample Questions

Test your knowledge of soils and land use
Learning Objectives

Learning goals for participating students
Outline

Basic outline for soils topics covered at this event 
References

Links and references to more information on the study of soils
2014 New York State Envirothon 
May 21 & 22, 2014
Morrisville State College
Morrisville, NY 
NEWS
New York State Envirothon