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  • Open Data

    Saline Soils

    The data represents the occurrence of saline soils in the agricultural area of Alberta. A Saline Soils is a non-alkali (pH less than 8.5 and exchangeable-sodium less than 15%) soil containing soluble salts in great enough quantities that they interfere with the growth of most crop plants. This...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
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    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS
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    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...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
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    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS
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    Soil Texture

    This map illustrates the distribution of soil parent material textures in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil texture is defined by the relative proportions of the sand, silt and clay particles present. Soil textures are identified by classes using the Soil Texture Triangle illustrated...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS
  • Open Data

    Water Erosion Risk

    This map displays the risk of soil degradation by water in the agricultural region of Alberta. Water erosion is a concern because it reduces soil quality by removing soil particles and nutrients, and reduces water quality if these particles are carried into nearby water bodies. The map uses five...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS
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    Organic Matter Content of Cultivated Soils

    This map displays the percentage of organic matter in the surface layer of cultivated soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil organic matter (SOM) is derived primarily from the decomposition of plant biomass. SOM improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil and has...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS
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    Soil Groups

    This map displays the distribution of the main soil types found within the province of Alberta. The distribution pattern of soils in Alberta is strongly linked to climate and parent materials. Climate affects the location of different soil groups. The driest area in southeastern Alberta is...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS
  • Open Data

    Soil Erosion Risk

    This map displays an assessment of soil erosion risk for the agricultural area of Alberta. Loss of protective residue cover through cultivation will increase the potential risk of soil erosion. The vulnerability of the soil to erosion combined with the intensity of cultivation determines the...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS
  • Open Data

    Wind Erosion Risk

    This map displays the risk of soil degradation by wind in the agricultural region of Alberta. Wind erosion is a concern because it reduces soil quality by removing soil nutrients, smaller soil particles and organic matter. Wind erosion can reduce air quality during extreme erosion events and also...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS
  • Open Data

    Solonetzic Soils

    This map displays the distribution of Solonetzic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Solonetzic soils have developed on saline parent material that is high in sodium and have a characteristic hardpan layer that has formed in the subsoil. This hardpan is very hard when dry and has low...
    Organization:
    Government of Alberta
    Issued by:
    Government of Alberta
    Resource Formats:
    • ESRI REST
    • HTML
    • WMS