Organic Soils

Organic Soils This map displays the distribution of organic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Organic soils consist of layers of material with greater than 30 percent organic matter and a total thickness of greater than 40 cm. Organic soils are generally saturated with water for most of the year unless drained. Saturation inhibits decomposition and encourages continued accumulation of organic material. Drainage of these soils can result in a rapid increase in decomposition and a reduction in the thickness of the organic material. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS. 2024-02-21 Government of Alberta duke@gov.ab.ca AgricultureEconomics and IndustryInformation and CommunicationsALBERTADOWNLOADABLE-DATAFARMINGGEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATIONPEAT-SOILSSOIL-HEALTHSOIL-TYPESGovernment information Organic Soils - (ESRI REST)ESRI REST https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/MapServer Organic Soils - (ESRI REST)ESRI REST https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/MapServer Organic Soils - (HTML)HTML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/9b940717cdae4b0b9684bdf5390e66d5/html Dataset (From Alberta Geodiscorver Portal metadata)HTML https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10313 Original metadata (https://open.alberta.ca/opendata)HTML https://open.alberta.ca/opendata/4bc7dce4-f9b2-44df-a335-762c741e3508 WMS (From Alberta Geodiscorver Portal metadata)WMS https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS

This map displays the distribution of organic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Organic soils consist of layers of material with greater than 30 percent organic matter and a total thickness of greater than 40 cm. Organic soils are generally saturated with water for most of the year unless drained. Saturation inhibits decomposition and encourages continued accumulation of organic material. Drainage of these soils can result in a rapid increase in decomposition and a reduction in the thickness of the organic material. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.

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