Middlesex Conservation District

Middlesex Conservation District

Soil Maps and Publications

Middlesex County Soil Maps

The soil survey of Middlesex County was completed by the Soil Conservation Service in 1989, but has not been published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Middlesex Conservation District offers soil maps and an Interim Soil Report for Middlesex County for a nominal fee.
Publication Scale: Order 2 mapping at 1:25,000 scale with minimum delineations 6-8 acres.
Middlesex County Interim Soil Survey Report with soil descriptions and properties. 4th Edition – 1995 $ 20.00

Soil Map Field Sheet with Identification Legend $ 3.00

Town Soil Map with Identification Legend $ 8.00

Historic Aerial Photos

The District offers the service of researching historic aerial photos of Essex and Middlesex Counties. We will scan photos and send them by either email or postal service. Photos available are from 1938, 1952, 1971, 1985, and 1995, although not all sites have all the years available. Each scanned photo is $10 and must be prepaid. If you would like to order a photo, please fax a request to Middlesex Conservation District at 978-392-1305 with a locus map of your site and the years needed. We will contact you to indicate what years are available. As soon as we receive your check, we will send the photos.


Massachusetts Erosion & Sediment Control Guidelines for
Urban & Suburban Areas – unbound. $ 10.00

TR55 Hydrology for Small Watersheds Manual only (1986) $ 40.00
To acquire a soil map or any of the publications, please call our office at 978-692-9395 or the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service at 978-692-1904 or visit http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov.

For more information on soils, visit the Natural Resources Conservation Service web site at: http://soils.usda.gov