Soil Survey Reports for Nova Scotia

Detailed and Very-Detailed Soil Survey Reports

Detailed (1:63,360-1:50,000 scale) and very-detailed (1:20,000 scale) soil survey reports contain comprehensive soil resource information. Many of the reports enhance, update, and expand on information contained in older reconnaissance reports.

Report Number Soil Survey Report Vintage Scale Report Data
ns15-1 Detailed Soil Survey of Kings Co., Interim Report 1 1982 view the report
ns7 Soil Survey of Lunenburg County 1958 63,360 view the report download the data
ns8b Soil Survey of Queens County (Reprinted 1978) 1959 63,360 view the report download the data
ns9 Soil Survey of Yarmouth County 1960 63,360 view the report download the data
ns10 Soil Survey of Shelburne County 1961 63,360 view the report download the data
ns11 Soil Survey of Digby County 1962 63,360 view the report download the data
ns12b Soil Survey of Cape Breton Island (Reprinted 1981) 1963 100,000 view the report download the data
ns13b Soil Survey of Halifax County (Reprinted 1981) 1963 63,360 view the report download the data
ns14 Soil Survey of Guysborough County 1964 63,360 view the report download the data
ns15 Soil Survey of Kings County 1966 63,360 view the report download the data
ns16b Soil Survey of Annapolis County 1969 63,360 view the report download the data
ns17b Soil Survey of Cumberland County 1973 63,360 view the report download the data
ns18b Soils of Pictou County, Nova Scotia 1990 50,000 view the report download the data
ns19b Soils of Colchester County 1991 50,000 view the report download the data
ns22 Soils of Annapolis Valley Area 1989 20,000 view the report download the data
ns23 Soils of the Cobequid Shore Area 1989 20,000 view the report
ns24 Soils of the Northumberland Shore Area 1989 20,000 view the report
ns25 Soils of the Cambridge Station Area 1988 20,000 view the report
ns26 Supplement to: Soils of Annapolis Valley Area 1993 20,000 view the report download the data

Reconnaissance Soil Surveys

These soil reports and maps are of a reconnaissance nature. They are suitable for obtaining a general overview of the location and extent of major soil types.

Report Number Soil Survey Report Vintage Scale Report Data
ns5b Soil Survey of Hants County (Reprinted 1978) 1954 126,720 view the report download the data
ns6b Soil Survey of Antigonish County (Reprinted 1978) 1954 126,720 view the report download the data

Special Reports

This group of reports include very-detailed (1:5,000 scale) soil surveys of Federal agricultural research areas and very small scale, generalized reports covering the entire province.

Report Number Soil Survey Report Vintage Scale Report Data
ns20 Soils of the Nappan Research Farm 1995 5,000 view the report
ns21 Soils of Kentville Research Station and Sheffield Farm 1987 5,000 view the report
nss Soils of Nova Scotia 1972 450,000 view the report
nsee Ecoregions and Ecodistricts of Nova Scotia 1999 2,000,000 view the report

Archival Soil Survey Reports (1943 - 1950)

These reconnaissance soil reports and maps represent the earliest soil surveys undertaken in Nova Scotia and have since been superseded by newer semi-detailed (1:50,000-1:63,360 scale) or detailed soil surveys (1:20,000 scale).

Note: The soil information in these reports represents early concepts, terminology and understanding of soil classification and development and should not be used for current-day applications. This series of reports is for archival purposes only.

Report Number Soil Survey Report Vintage Scale Report Data
ns16a Soil Survey of Annapolis Valley Fruit Growing Area (Original Report NS1) 1943 63,360 view the report
ns17a Soil Survey of Cumberland County (Original Report NS2) 1945 126,720 view the report
ns19a Soil Survey of Colchester County (Original Report NS3) 1948 126,720 view the report
ns18a Soil Survey of Pictou County (Original Report NS4) 1950 126,720 view the report