Soils & Land Use

LAND USE IN ALBERTA:

Alberta Land-use Knowledge Network

 

Alberta Land-use Planning Resources: Land Use Planning Hub

Review of Alberta's Integrated Land Management Policies, Practices and Legislation

 

SOILS:

Demo on soil hand texture by feel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWZwbVJCNec 
Demo on soil hand texture by feel procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0osjN0t-Ho 


Soil Hand Texture flow diagram (high-res). This can be used to follow along with the video links on “soil texture by feel”:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/nrcs142p2_050352.jpg  
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
PDF Version of Manual: http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/publications/manuals/1998-cssc-ed3/cssc3_manual.pdf  (Soil textural triangle is on page 136 (150 of PDF doc), soil structure is on page 160 (174))


Introduction to Soils 


Soil Groups and Map of Alberta Soils:
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10307/$file/pg_14_soil_groups.pdf?OpenElement

Digging Into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science

https://openpress.usask.ca/soilscience/

Key Points

Soils_triangle_1.jpg