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Soil Distribution

Soil Distribution The soil types are represented in a variety of soil maps at different scales from 1:25 000 scale, where the predominant mapping unit is the soil series to 1:250 000 scale where the mapping units are much more complex and heterogeneous.

The 1:250 000 scale map has been aggregated into a map showing the distribution of major soil subgroups throughout the country. When using this map, it must be remembered that it is the dominant soil which is represented. For this reason, some soils, will either be under or over represented on the map.

Immature Soils Leached Soils Non-Leached Soils Gleys Peats Miscellaneous
Undifferentiated lithosols Brown magnesian soil Brown redzinas Saline Gleys Basin Peats Rocks and Scree
Calcareous regosols Brown forest soils Brown calcareous soils Magnesian Gleys Blanket Peats Lochs
Noncalcareous regosols Brown forest soil with gleying   Noncalcareous Gleys    
Saline alluvial soils Humus-iron podzols   Humic Gleys    
Mineral alluval soils Peaty podzols   Peaty Gleys    
Brown rankers Subalpine podzols   Calcareous Gleys    
Podzolic rankers Alpine podzols        
Peaty rankers          


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