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Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands Series: Soils


The Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands Series is a 9-part online publication that provides owners and leasees of California rangelands with a comprehensive source of information pertinent to the management and enjoyment of these lands. This information will help you formulate and implement strategies for achieving your personal goals as a landowner.

Part 3 – Soils is an overview of how soils are classified. Researchers and managers like to organize the world they live in so that they can explain their environment. This publication will help you understand the soil taxonomy developed by soil scientists to help them classify soils and understand soil similarities and differences. Includes links to glossaries of terms so you can understand the terms used to define soil characteristics.

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