Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. Soil surveys can be used for general farm, local, and wider area planning. Click on the button below to access the Web Soil Survey. After you access the Web Soil Survey page, read the Four Basic Steps for instructions on how to use the survey.