12849 – Soil Survey of Crater Lake National Park

Investigator’s Annual Reports (IAR’s) for Crater Lake National Park

Soil Survey of Crater Lake National Park


Report Number: 12849

Permit Number: CRLA199902-010

Date Received: Jan 01, 2000

Reporting Year: 1999

Principal Investigator: Gerald Macdonald, NRCS, Agriculture Service Center, Redmond, OR

Additional investigator(s): Amanda Moore, Chris Jasper, Craig Ziegler, Jerry Weinheimer

Park-assigned Study Id. # CRLA199902-010

Permit Expiration Date: Jan 01, 2001

Permit Start Date: Jan 01, 2000

Study Starting Date: Jan 01, 1999

Study Ending Date: Jan 01, 2001

Study Status: Completed

Activity Type: Monitoring

Subject/Discipline: Soils

Objectives: The objective is to complete a standard soil survey of Crater Lake National Park. This will include an inventory of the soil resources and associated plant communities. A written report including soil descriptions, mapping unit descriptions, physical and chemical properties of the soils, standard interpretations, and hard copy maps of the soils will be provided. The information will also be provided in an electronic format which will include the digitized soil maps and the associated tabular data. This will all be completed in accordance with the Interagency Agreement between the National Park Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Findings and Status:  Approximate 35,000 acres were mapped during the 1999 field season. The data is currently being analyzed, database completed, and interpretations generated. The mapping that was completed is also being compiled for digitizing.

For this study, were one or more specimens collected and removed from the park but not destroyed during analyses? No

Funding provided this reporting year by NPS: 55212

Funding provided this reporting year by other sources: 0

Full name of college or university:  n/a

Annual funding provided by NPS to university or college this reporting year: 0


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