Report 74

Report 74

REP 74

Soil Survey of the Grande Prairie and Sturgeon Lake Sheets

This is the third of a series of reconnaissance soil survey publications describing the agricultural areas of the Peace River Land District in Alberta, which contains large areas of land suitable for agriculture. A detailed inventory of the soil resources was required to meet the needs of present and prospective settlers and to determine which areas should not be settled.

The properties of the surface and sub-soil of the various soil series are described. The first part of each description deals with the characteristics by which the soil may be recognized. The second part discusses the soil in relation to agriculture. The report also gives a general description of the mapped area and deals with the topography, drainage, climate, vegetation and other factors that have a bearing on soil development, settlement and crop production.

Odynsky, W., Wynnyk, A. and Newton, J.D. (1956): Soil survey of the Grande Prairie and Sturgeon Lake sheets; Research Council of Alberta, RCA/AGS Report 74, 113 p.