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Welcome to the Virtual Soil Monolith Collection at UBC!

This interactive website showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia (UBC) by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past four decades.

There are five classes recognized in the hierarchical scheme used for the Canadian System of Soil Classification. These include: orders (the broadest, most general category), great groups, subgroups, families, and series. Currently, there are 10 orders in the Canadian System of Soil Classification and we have organized our collection according those orders

Soil Map of British Columbia
Brunisol
Chernozem
Vertisol
Cryosol
Gleysol
Luvisol
Organic
Podzol
Regosol
Solonetz
To learn more about soils of Canada please visit http://www.soilsofcanada.ca/

Navigation Tips

  1. Hover over the legend to see the descriptions.
  2. Select a topic on the Soil Orders menu (above) and then click on the great groups (sub-menu items) to see associated monoliths.