Campbell River Podzol*

Soil Site Details: Campbell River Podzol

Basic Facts

Soil Order: Podzol
Ecosystem: Coniferous Forest
Climate Zone: Humid-Maritime
BC Biogeoclimatic Zone: Coastal Western Hemlock

Location: Campbell River
City, Region, Country: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Soil Classification

Soil Order: Podzol
Great Group: Humo-Ferric Podzol
Subgroup: Duric Humo-Ferric Podzol
Soil Series: Sayward
Classification Code: DU.HFP
Soil Horizons Present: LFH, Ah, Bf1, Bf2, Bf3, C, IIC
Diagnostic Horizon 1: Bf1
Diagnostic Horizon 2: Bf2
Diagnostic Horizon 3: Bf3
Diagnostic Horizon 4:

Land Form

Land Form: Glacial till
Parent Material: Glacial till
Elevation (m): 228
Topography: Inclined
Affected by Glaciation: Yes


Climate Zone: Humid Maritime
Mean Annual Temperature (C): 9.8
Minimum Annual Temperature (C): 5.0
Maximum Annual Temperature (C): 14.6
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm): 2500

Land Use

Current Land Use: 2nd growth forest
Original Vegetation: Western hemlock, Douglas fir
Current Vegetation: Western hemlock, Douglas fir

Technical Description
Soil Morphology

Soil Texture of Diagnostic Horizon or Prevailing Texture: Loamy sand
Forest Humus Form: Mor
Presence of Charcoal:
Presence of Coatings: Yes, Fe/Al coatings on coarse fragments in Bf

Soil Formation Processes

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