The NRCS and Urban Soil

The NRCS and Urban Soil

We provide nationwide leadership in soil science to meet the needs of urban customers. We define urban as populated areas of various sizes.

Urban soils are found in watersheds that provide drinking water, food, waste utilization, and natural resources to communities. Urban soils also are located within cities in park areas, recreation areas, community gardens, green belts, lawns, septic absorption fields, sediment basins and other uses.