Aleza Lake Organic Soil*

Soil Site Details: Aleza Lake Organic Soil

Basic Facts

Soil Order: Organic
Ecosystem: Bog
Climate Zone: Continental
BC Biogeoclimatic Zone: Sub Boreal Spruce

Location: Prince George
City, Region, Country: Prince George, BC, Canada

Soil Classification

Soil Order: Organic
Great Group:
Soil Series: Chief Soil Association
Classification Code:
Soil Horizons Present:
Diagnostic Horizon 1: Of
Diagnostic Horizon 2: Oh
Diagnostic Horizon 3: Om
Diagnostic Horizon 4:

Land Form

Land Form: Depression
Parent Material: Glacio-lacustrine
Elevation (m): 700
Topography: Inclined
Affected by Glaciation: Yes


Climate Zone: Continental
Mean Annual Temperature (C): 3
Minimum Annual Temperature (C):
Maximum Annual Temperature (C):
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm): 930

Land Use

Current Land Use: Bog
Original Vegetation: Sphagnum moss, Black spruce
Current Vegetation: Sphagnum moss, Black spruce

Technical Description
Soil Morphology

Soil Texture of Diagnostic Horizon or Prevailing Texture:
Forest Humus Form:
Presence of Charcoal:
Presence of Coatings:

Soil Formation Processes

Primary Soil Process Group: Addition
Primary Soil Process: Organic matter accumulation
Secondary Soil Process: Gleying