Alpine Meadow Podzol*

Soil Site Details: Alpine Meadow Podzol

Basic Facts

Soil Order: Podzol
Ecosystem: Coniferous Forest
Climate Zone: Continental
BC Biogeoclimatic Zone: Between Interior Cedar-Hemlock and Subalpine Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir

Location: Castlegar
City, Region, Country: Castlegar, BC, Canada

Soil Classification

Soil Order: Podzol
Great Group: Ferro-Humic Podzol
Subgroup: Gleyed Ferro-Humic Podzol
Soil Series:
Classification Code: GL.FHP
Soil Horizons Present: Om, Ae, Bhf, Bfgj, C
Diagnostic Horizon 1: Bhf
Diagnostic Horizon 2:
Diagnostic Horizon 3:
Diagnostic Horizon 4:

Land Form

Land Form:
Parent Material: Glacial till (on hills/higher points), glacio-lacustrine (in low laying areas)
Elevation (m): 1666
Affected by Glaciation: Yes


Climate Zone: Continental
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Land Use

Current Land Use: Forestry
Original Vegetation: Cedar, Hemlock, Spruce and Fir
Current Vegetation: Coniferous forest

Technical Description
Soil Morphology

Soil Texture of Diagnostic Horizon or Prevailing Texture: Sand to silt loam
Forest Humus Form:
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Soil Formation Processes

Primary Soil Process Group: Transformation
Primary Soil Process: Podzolization
Secondary Soil Process: