Soil Surveys, Environmental Assessment & Land Management

Soil Survey and Soil Mapping

A detailed knowledge of soil distribution and characteristics is essential to make informed decisions about land use and protecting soil from damage. Our soil scientists have many decades of survey experience from the UK, Europe, Africa and Australasia in:

  • Detailed, semi-detailed and reconnaissance soil survey
  • Presentation of survey results in multi-layer map form using MapInfo and ArcGIS
  • Soil pedological description, sampling and interpretation of analytical results
  • Classification according to US Taxonomy, World Reference Base 2006 and national systems
  • Providing training in soil survey and characterisation

LRA_contact_us.pngTypical applications of soil surveys include:

  • Mine, quarry and landfill planning and restoration (click here for further information and case studies)
  • Soil management plans for construction projects (click here for further information and case studies)
  • Agricultural land classification (click here for further information and case studies)
  • Forestry and woodland creation and management (click here for further information and case studies)