This soil atlas covers an area of about 5,111,000 acres in west central Minnesota, from 46 to 47 degrees N latitude and from 94 degrees W longitude to Minnesota's western border (extends from Brainerd to Fargo and includes all or part of 13 counties). Provides essential info for broad planning, such as determining areas suitable for various crops to enable processors to locate plants in areas of greatest potential; determining areas' potential for various types of farming, forestry or recreation; determining areas that would benefit from drainage or irrigation; locating sources of sand and gravel; preparing wildlife density maps; locating pulp and lumber mills in areas of greatest supply; and locating feasible routes for utility lines and highways. More detailed surveys should be used for specific planning of farms, cities, recreation areas, tax equalization and road building. 19 tables describe features of soil landscapes in the Brainerd Sheet's geomorphic areas. Discusses climate of the area. 10 color, 4 b/w photos. A separate color map shows the area's geomorphic regions and soil landscapes.
For engineers, regional planners, development agencies, government personnel, businesses and industries, and junior high, high school and college science teachers.
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