Welcome to SOLO!

What is SoLo? SoLo is a computerized and networked collection of representative documentation on Soil quality monitoring and Long term ecosystem sustainability, linked electronically by topic and by geography. Use the Table of Contents to the left to begin a search, and follow the links to find the information you need.

Forest Soil Disturbance Monitoring Toolkit

NEW! Biomass, Bioenergy, and Biochar Production and Application

Latest Soil News

July 9, 2008—United States Senate passes Senate Resolution 440, recognizing soils on the same level of importance as air & water.

August 12, 2008—The national Soil Information Network (SOILNET) Charter has been signed by both the USDA Forest Service’s National Forest Systems and Research & Development administrators, providing “a virtual science needs assessment, science delivery and management problem solution team to address National Forest and Grassland soil management issues.”


This website is under construction — Expect delays! You will find many dead-ends, incomplete and/or ephemeral links, and some incongruous misroutings. The site is ambitious, complex, massive, and growing; please bear with us, and check back often to see the improvements! We also welcome constructive criticism. Thank you.

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