Forest Productivity

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Forest Productivity is a measure of wood volume likely to be produced by the most important tree species based on soil characteristics.

Farmland Class

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This layer classifies soils types by farmland importance. Important farmlands consist of prime farmland, unique farmland, and farmland of statewide or local importance. Within these classifications, limitations to farmland importance may be noted. See Prime Farmlands Definitions for further information.

Farmland Class

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Farmland Class, which shows prime and important farmland, has been updated to the October 2019 NRCS SSURGO data release.

Surface Texture (Dominant Component)

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Surface Texture is based on the composition of sand, silt, and clay in the surface layer of soil based on the standard soil triangle definition.

Slope Gradient (Weighted Average)

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Slope Gradient, depicting the steepness of the landscape by soil type, has been updated to the October 2019 NRCS SSURGO data release.

Flooding Frequency (Dominant Condition)

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Flooding Frequency, based on soil characteristics, has been updated to the October 2019 NRCS SSURGO data release. Note there is a change to the legend used to depict the data in this update.

Drainage Class (Dominant Condition)

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Drainage Class, which classifies how quickly water is removed from the soil, has been updated to the October 2019 NRCS SSURGO data release.

Soil Loss Tolerance (Dominant Condition)

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Soil Loss Tolerance, a measure of how much soil can be lost per year without impacting production, has been updated to the October 2019 NRCS SSURGO data release. Note there is a change to the legend used to depict the … Continued