This report completes a part of the program to survey, update, and publish an inventory of the soil resources of British Columbia. The report makes extensive use of information from published soil surveys of the Peace River areas of British Columbia and Alberta--in particular, Report No.8 of the British Columbia Soil Survey (L. Farstad et al. 1965). As well, this report draws on information contained in numerous land resource surveys and reports published since 1965. These publications, which are listed in the References, include Canada Land Inventory capability maps and narratives; reinventory and upgraded soil maps with extended legends; biophysical resource surveys in the foothills coal lands; and recent surveys by Alberta soil survey agencies on lands adjoining the provincial boundary.
Soils of the Fort St. John-Dawson Creek Area is composed of two parts: the soil maps and the report itself. On each of the four soil maps the map units are identified and delineated at a scale of 1:100 000. Each of the 100 discrete map units is identified in the map legend and described in the report. In addition, the report gives technical descriptions and chemical analyses of selected soil profiles and brief sections on early history, geology, climate, and vegetation. It includes a section on land use and the capability of the land to support agriculture, forestry, big game, waterfowl, and recreation.
Lord, T. M., Green, A. J.. 1986. Soils of the Fort St. John-Dawson Creek Area, British Columbia. Agriculture Canada. 42