Don’t miss the 2024 NCSS Regional Conferences!
South: Lafayette, Louisiana – May 20-24
North Central: Platteville, Wisconsin – June 24-28
West: Missoula, Montana – July 22-25
Northeast: Bridgewater, Massachusetts – July 29 - August 1
Check out the 2023 NCSS Awardees!
What Does the NCSS Do?
NCSS cooperators collaborate on efforts to increase our understanding of soils through field studies, soil mapping projects, soil database development, and other technical soil services.
What Is the NCSS?
The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) is a nationwide partnership of Federal, regional, State, and local agencies and private entities and institutions. This partnership works to cooperatively investigate, inventory, document, classify, interpret, disseminate, and publish information about soils. NCSS standards are common or shared procedures that enhance technology transfer, data sharing, and communications among soil survey participants.
"... I cannot conceive of the time when knowledge of soils will be complete. Our expectation is that our successors will build on what has been done, as we are building on the work of our predecessors.
Learn more about projects that are a result of the National Cooperative Soil Survey via ArcGIS Story Maps.
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