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)
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)
Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science (open access textbook)
Written entirely by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, "Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science" provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science, and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey.
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!
A Chaos of Delight - A Photographic Guide to the Soil Mesofauna
An excellent educational resource for information on soil mesofauna from all over the world, featuring the stunning photography of Andy Murray
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.
Archive of The Canadian System of Soil Classification Editions
Archive of pdf copies of the previous versions of The Canadian System of Soil Classification
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
Taxonomic Key for Canadian Soils
Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Published since 1921, this quarterly journal contains new research on all areas of soil science, with a focus on the use, management, structure, and development of soils.
Canadian Journal of Soil Science - Canadian Science Publishing
Special Issue 2011: Soils of Canada (open access)