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An Advanced Look at Reading and Analyzing Soil Reports

Gain a deeper understanding of both soil reports and soil laboratory reports.

Soil is the basis of not only ecological and watershed functions, but also in human development. As such, a good understanding of the proper use of soil data and associated reports and assessments is essential to successful projects. This is the second in our series whose focus is to enlighten professionals on the use and understanding of soil management and soil reports. In the first topic, 'Reading and Understanding Soil Reports', we provided you with basic information on interpreting soil information contained in common soil reports. In this topic, we will provide a deeper look at important elements of a soil report. Laboratory analysis of on-site soil samples are normally in soil laboratory reports that may or may not be in the soil report or assessment. These results are often contained in the report's appendix section or in a separate document. Along with a review of common soil terms, a thorough discussion of laboratory terms is presented along with their importance to achieving your project's goals. Lastly, several examples of reports are presented to give you a variety of experiences in the types of soil reports you may encounter.

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Agenda

Common Terms Used in Soil Reports

  • Geology and Landforms
  • Soil Taxonomy
  • Soil Textural Triangle
  • Soil Laboratory Terms
  • Soil Hazards/Limitations

Soil Sampling and Laboratory Reports

  • Soil Sampling Designs
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Soil Texture Analysis
  • Interpreting Soil Laboratory Reports
  • Examples of Soil Laboratory Reports

Soil Reports, Assessments and Maps

  • Landscape Management
  • Urban Development
  • Roads and Infrastructure Development
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Faculty

Randy L. Davis

Randy L. Davis

KD Yellow Rose Ranch

  • Senior soil scientist and partner, KD Yellow Rose Ranch
  • Expertise includes soil science, watershed stabilization and management, soil management and conservation, ecological restoration, forest management, rangeland management, wildfire area restoration and stabilization, and soil/ecological inventory
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2005 to present
  • Revised the National Soil Management Policy for the USDA Forest Service, 2011
  • Publications include: Wildland Forest Soil Carbon Management, 2011; co-wrote: Soil Resource Inventory of the Bridger National Forest, Western Unit, Wyoming, 1991 and co-wrote: Soil Resource Inventory of the Hiawatha National Forest, Eastern Unit, Parts of Chippewa and Mackinac Counties, Michigan, 1984
  • B.S. degree in soils and plant nutrition, University of California, Berkeley; A.A. degree in botany, Yuba Community College
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Published 2018
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