- Ecological Services for Planning Ltd., Guelph, Ont.
View / Download Soil Survey Report [745 KB pdf] (Maps not included)
Note: Three large
maps and computer disk with database files included. There is also a separate volume of appendices.
This report contains the
baseline soil data and soil survey maps for the soil inventories
conducted within the Essex, Kettle Creek and Pittock Creek Watershed
The surveys were
conducted using soil survey techniques outlined by the Expert Committee
on Soil Survey (ECSS) in the Canada Soil Information System (CANSIS)
manual for describing soils in the field. All data were entered and
stored onto microcomputer databases.
Three types of benchmark
sites were described and sampled within each watershed. They consisted
of the modal benchmark site, describing the nature of the soil profile;
the topsoil spatial benchmark, which will monitor soil physical changes;
and cesium benchmarks which over a period of time can be used to assess
the extent of erosion. Both the topsoil and cesium benchmark sites are
useful to distinguish differences between conventional and conservation
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