Canadian Soil Publications Archive – Manuals

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The following documents are available for downloading or viewing:

Ecological Land Classification

Soils of Canada

Soil Interpretations


Soil Survey Methods

Soil Laboratory Methods

Glossary of Terms

Canadian Soil Information Service (CanSIS) National Soil DataBase Structure

Miscellaneous Publications

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