The soil survey of the Rycroft and Watino areas was a joint project with the Research Council of Alberta, the Dominion Department of Agriculture and the University of Alberta. This report is based on the information from soil surveys conducted in the Rycroft and Watino areas during the summers of 1945, 1946 and 1947. It provides an inventory of the soil resources in the mapped area.
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. and Newton, J.D. (1950): Soil survey of the Rycroft and Watino sheets; Research Council of Alberta, RCA/AGS Report 56, 94 p.