This soil atlas covers an area of about 5,568,000 acres in west central Minnesota, from 45 to 46 degrees N latitude and from 90 degrees W longitude to Minnesota's border with the Dakotas. Provides essential info for broad planning, such locating processing plants in areas suitable for various crops; determining an area's potential for various types of farming, forestry or recreation; determining areas that would benefit from drainage or irrigation; preparing wildlife density maps; locating pulp and paper mills in areas of greatest potential supply; and locating feasible routes for utility lines, highways. More detailed surveys should be used for specific planning of farms, cities, recreation areas, tax equalization and road building. 22 tables describe features of soil landscape units in the geomorphic regions within the St. Cloud Sheet. Discusses development of landforms, climate, agriculture, woodland and recreation of the area. 10 color, 10 b/w photos. Separate color map shows the St. Cloud Sheet's
geomorphic areas and soil landscapes. For regional 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.