This soil atlas covers an area of about 3.8 million acres in northeastern
Minnesota, from 46 to 47 degrees N latitude and from 92 to 94 degrees W
longitude, including the area east of 92 degrees longitude between Lake
Superior and 47 degrees N longitude (includes part or all of 10 counties).
Provides essential information for broad planning, such as locating
processing plants in areas suitable for various crops; determining areas'
potential for various types of farming, forestry or recreation; determining
areas that would benefit from drainage or irrigation; locating sources of
peat, sand and gravel; locating pulp or paper mills in areas of greatest
potential supply; and locating feasible routes for utility lines and
highways. (More detailed soil surveys should be used for specific planning of
farms, cities, recreation areas, tax equalization and road building.) 23
tables describe features of soil landscape units in the geomorphic regions
within the Duluth Sheet. 6 b/w, 10 color photos. Discusses develop
ment of the area's landforms as well as its climate, forestry, agriculture,
recreation and water resources. Separate color map shows the area's
geomorphic areas and soil landscapes. For regional planners, development
agencies, government personnel, civil engineers, businesses and industries,
and junior high, high school and college science teachers.
MES Distr Ctr (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.