Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Soil Survey Region (MO1)
Pacific Northwest Soil Survey Region (MO1) office, located in Portland, OR, provides
soil data quality assurance, technical guidance, and field assistance to
soil scientists as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS).
area of responsibility
is based on Major Land Resource Areas (MLRA).
It includes the forests and croplands of western Oregon and
Washington, the wheat and range lands of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho,
and all of Alaska. The MO1
region is subdivided into management areas with local
MLRA Soil Survey Offices
that coordinate all soil survey activities within their area.
MO1 Soil Surveys
Status Maps include the official name, ID number, and
publication status for each soil survey area.
Pacific Northwest (pdf)
Accessing Soil Survey Information
The official soils information is stored in digital format and is accessible through the Web Soil Survey and Soil Data Mart.
Web Soil Survey - Explore seamless soils data. View, download, and print
custom maps, reports, and interpretations based on
your area of interest.
Soil Data Mart
- Official spatial and tabular data for use in GIS and database
software is available through the Soil Data Mart.
SSURGO2 Access Templates - MS
Access Templates customized for each state in the MO1 Region.
Soil Data Viewer - An extension to ESRI's ArcMap that enables a user to create interpretive thematic maps using official soils data.
Other Soil Survey Formats
Hard-copy soil survey reports provide a snapshot of the soils information at the time
of publication. This information becomes dated over time, and those seeking the
most current data should access the official data from Web Soil Survey. For archival purposes, many hard-copy reports have been scanned and are
available on CD-ROM. A complete list of the soil survey products and formats is available for
A nationwide list is available from the
List of Soil Surveys by State.
Technical Soil Services
Soils information is central to NRCS conservation planning. Technical Soil Services
staff in each state assist customers and cooperators with the
interpretation and application of soil data. Follow the links below to the Technical Soil Services providers
for each state:
Pacific Northwest Soils Home