This soil atlas covers about 6.2 million acres of northwestern Minnesota,
from 48 to 49 degrees N latitude and from 94 degrees W longitude to the Red
River on Minnesota's western border (includes all or part of 9 counties).
Provides essential information for broad planning, such as locating
processing plants in areas suited to various crops; determining the potential
for various types of farming, forestry or recreation; determining areas that
would benefit from drainage or irrigation; locating sources of sand gravel; preparing wildlife density maps; locating pulp and lumber
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 individual farms, cities, recreation areas, tax
equalization and road building.) 7 tables describe features of soil
landscapes in the Roseau Sheet's geomorphic regions. Discusses development
of landforms, climate, agriculture, forestry and recreation of the area. 14 b/w, 10 color photos. Separate color map shows geomorphic areas and
soil landscapes for the Roseau Sheet. For planners, development agencies,
government personnel, 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.