In Washtenaw County there are 83 distinct soil types, from sand to loam, to clay to organic muck. Soil is the mineral and organic material on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of plants and the base for man's activities. For further information see the following documents:
- Soils of Washtenaw County
Lists the 83 distinct soil types found locally.
- What is Soil?
Provides an introduction to soils.
Want to know what kind of soil you have on your property, your school grounds or some other location? Check out a Washtenaw County Soil Survey at the Conservation District Office.
To access, query, analyze, and download reports from various national soils databases, visit the National Soil Survey Center.