University Faculties of Agriculture, Environment and Soil Science

Alberta, University of

Soil Science - Department of Renewable Resources (Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences)

British Columbia, University of

Applied Plant and Soil Sciences Undergraduate Program (Faculty of Food & Land Systems)

Soil Science Graduate Program (Faculty of Food & Land Systems)

Guelph, University of

School of Environmental Sciences - Home page

Manitoba, University of

Department of Soil Science (Faculty of Agricultural & Food Science)

McGill University

Soil Science - Natural Resource Sciences (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

Northern British Columbia, University of

Environmental Science (College of Science and Management)

Saskatchewan, University of

Department of Soil Science (College of Agriculture and Bioresources)

 

Teaching Tools

Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources - Developed by soil scientists in British Columbia

An award winning project designed to enhance soil science education through innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The site features media-rich resources on basic soil principles, soil classification, land use impacts and more!

 

Soil Classification

The Canadian System of Soil Classification, Third Edition, 1998

A searchable edition of the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada publication (1946) first distributed by the Soil Classification Working Group

The Canadian System of Soil Classification iOS Application

The Canadian System of Soil Classification app prompts you with questions about a particular soil, and by answering yes or no, allows you to classify the soil to the subgroup level.

This application uses the same logic found in the classification key of The Canadian System of Soil Classification Manual.

The app also includes a glossary of soil terms.

 

Field Handbook for the Soils of Western Canada

The intent for the Field Handbook for the Soils of Western Canada is two-fold: 1) to simplify the use of the Canadian System of Soil Classification in the field and 2) to allow field testing of a new soil order for Anthroposolic soils, which has been proposed for inclusion in the Canadian System of Soil Classification.

Soil Genesis and Geographical Distribution

Site Sampling and Point Description

Soil Profile Description

Horizon Identification

Taxonomic Key for Canadian Soils