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Productive Forest Soils in Eastern Connecticut [i]

(Also refer to Productive Forest Soils map)

Units

Soil Type

GIS Compatible Translation[ii]

AfA,AfB
BrB
BkC,BkD
CrC,CrD
GbB,GbC,GeC, GeD
HcA,HcB
NaB, NgB, NhC, NhD, NlC
Nn
On
PbB,PbC,PbD,PdB, PdC, PeC,PeD
Ps
RaA,RaB,RbB
SvA,SvB,SwA,SwB,SxB
Ts
WxA,WxB,WxC,WyA,WyB,WyC,WzA, WzC

Agawam
Broadbrook
Brookfield
Charlton
Gouchster
Haven
Montauk [iii]
Narragansett
Ninigret
Occum
Paxton
Pootatuck
Rainbow
Sutton
Tisbury
Woodbridge

29A,29B
82B
71C,71E
73C,73E
58B,58C,59C,59D
32A,32B
66B,67B,68C,68D,74C
21A
101
84B,84C,84D,85B,85C,86C,86D
102
43A,43B,44B
50A,50B,51B,51B,52C
21A
45A,45B,45C,46B,46B,46C, 47C,47C

[i] Productive soils with a high carrying capacity for wildlife and the ability to grow high quality timber at a competitive rate.  Specifically, soils with a site index (average height in feet of dominant and co-dominant trees at age 50) of 60 or greater for northern red oak, AND/OR 70 or greater for eastern white pine, as defined in the Windham and New London County Soil Surveys.  Broderick and Kolesinskas, 5/2000.

[ii] Translations to Geographic Information System (GIS) format by Shawn McVey of the NRCS

[iii] No symbol; occurs in association with Paxtons

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