Soils & Land Use
DEMOS ON SOIL HAND TEXTURING:
Soil texture by feel:
Texture By Feel Procedure:
Soil Hand Texture flow diagram (high-res). This can be used to follow along with the video links on “soil texture by feel”:
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/soils/edu/?cid=nrcs142p2_054311 (ignore US triangle at bottom!!!):
Canadian System of Soil Classification Manual. There are online and online-PDF versions available:
The Canadian System of Soil Classification, 3rd edition (online/HTML version): http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/taxa/cssc3/index.html
Canadian System of Soil Classification Guide Book.
Soil textural triangle is on page 136 (150 of PDF doc), soil structure is on page 160 (174).
PDF Version of Manual: http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/publications/manuals/1998-cssc-ed3/cssc3_manual.pdf
Soil Groups and Map of Alberta Soils: