Ministry of Environment

Soils

Soils Home

Soil is one of British Columbia's most important resources. Soil supports the growth of fiber and food; acts as a filter for air and water; affects global climate through gas exchange and storage; contains a diverse array of organisms (e.g., fungi, bacteria, insects, worms); and supports natural ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Soil plays a key role in our economy, our health, and our environment.

This site contains information from the B.C. soil survey including maps, reports, site information, lab analysis data and profile descriptions.