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Technical Soil Services, Soil Survey, & National Resource Inventory (NRI) Plan. “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson. Soil Science Division Priorities. Accelerate the Soil Survey Data Join Recorrelation Initiative

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Technical soil services soil survey national resource inventory nri plan

Technical Soil Services, Soil Survey, & National Resource Inventory (NRI) Plan

“Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.”

Mike Tyson


Soil science division priorities

Soil Science Division Priorities

  • Accelerate the Soil Survey Data Join Recorrelation Initiative

  • Continue initial soil survey mapping on all lands, including Federal lands

  • Strengthen technical soil services to support soil health initiatives, conservation planning and program delivery

  • Accelerate production of ecological site descriptions in collaboration with State technical staff and partners

  • Strengthen the National Cooperative Soil Survey


Role of the state soil scientist

Role of the State Soil Scientist

  • Provide technical soil services to other staffs and leadership to resource soil scientists

  • Serve as primary liaison to National Cooperative Soil Survey Partners

  • Serve as a member of the management teams for the soil survey regional offices serving the state

  • Documenting the needs for updating soil survey maps, data, and interpretations


Agreements

Agreements

  • BLM Agreement for Duchesne Soil Survey; due for completion on December 30, 2013; BLM acres are complete; database is being worked on

  • BLM agreement Emery Eastern Part pre-mapping and database development; is due for completion December 30, 2015; currently being worked on by Ogden MLRA Soil Survey Office

  • BLM Agreement for ESD Development; due for completion July 1, 2014; staff are finalizing completion of the first 30 ESDs; most of these need to be approved; Requests for Proposals are going to be sent to contractors to utilize the recently added funds

  • BLM Agreement for Loa-Marysvale Soil Survey; due for completion on December 1, 2013; BLM acres are complete; database is being worked on; all funds have been expended.

  • FS agreement for 75,000 acres in Duchesne Soil Survey Area; is due for completion September 30, 2014; a Request for Proposal will be set to contractors to utilize a portion of the balance

  • NPS Agreement for Zion National Park; due for completion February 1, 2016; in FY 2013 completed the work plan and started on ESD work.


Utah priorities for flagstaff mlra sso

Utah Priorities for Flagstaff MLRA SSO

  • Complete McCracken Mesa project in UT643

  • Review and update of miscellaneous land types in UT643

  • MLRA Project for update of San Juan River corridor map units


Utah priorities for ogden mlra sso

Utah Priorities for Ogden MLRA SSO

  • Assist Price MLRA SSO on Initial Soil Survey

  • Assist Price Office on completing Emery East pre-map project for BLM Agreement

  • Incorporate 24,000 acres of Camp Williams Soil Survey work into SSURGO surveys

  • Incorporate approximately 77,000 acres of soil survey (from West Beaver survey) into UT617 SSURGO


Utah priorities for price mlra sso

Utah Priorities for Price MLRA SSO

  • Complete field work on the Ute & Ouray lands

  • Complete field work for FS Agreement in Duchesne

  • Complete field work for Loa-Marysvale

  • SSURGO certify Loa-Marysvale

  • Continue work on SSURGO certification for the Ute & Ouray and Duchesne

  • Continue work on Emery East pre-map project


Utah priorities for richfield mlra sso

Utah Priorities for Richfield MLRA SSO

  • SSURGO Certification for Capitol Reef National Park & related deliverables

  • Follow up on deliverables for Hovenweep National Monument

  • SSURGO Certification of the Kane Area Soil Survey

  • Field work for Zion National Park


Utah priorities for victorville mlra sso

Utah Priorities for Victorville MLRA SSO

  • Update miscellaneous land type map units for 65,000 acres in the Washington Area Soil Survey (for watershed modeling)

  • Incorporate the Pine Valley Mountain Update mapping into SSURGO for the Washington Area


Technical soil service projects

Technical Soil Service Projects

  • Annual TSS report developed for XLT

  • Conservation Education

  • Crop Insurance Cross Compliance

  • Farmland Protection Policy Act

  • NASIS Exports to the staging server

  • Salt Lake County Extension Service Soil Fertility Project

  • Soil Health Initiative

  • Spatial Display of Soil Climate Data

  • Statewide Hydric Soil Maps

  • Washington City Hydrologic Groups

  • Wetlands


National resources inventory

National Resources Inventory

  • Continuous Inventory – 350 segments using remote sensing

  • Range inventory on non-federal land – 46 segments

  • Range inventory on BLM land – 114 segments

  • Completed with a combination of NRCS staff and contractors

  • Can be part of the TSS delivered by the MLRA Soil Survey Offices


Staff resources for technical soil services and national resources inventory

Staff Resources for Technical Soil Services and National Resources Inventory

  • State Soil Scientist –1.0 FTE

  • State Resource Inventory Coordinator – 1.0 FTE

  • Area Soil Scientist in Price - 1.0 FTE

  • Soil Climate Analysis Network Soil Scientist – .2 FTE

  • MLRA Soil Survey Office Soil Scientists & Range Specialists – 10 staff (15%)1.5 FTE

  • Total4.7 Full Time Equivalent Staff


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