Soil Assessment Tools

Integrated Erosion Tool (IET)

The Integrated Erosion Tool (IET) combines the current wind and water erosion prediction technologies into a single interface within Customer Service Toolkit and works as a plug-in to ArcGIS.

The IET is unique by combining wind and water erosion into one interface, and utilizing databases housed within the Land Management Operations Database (LMOD). Through the use of LMOD, a user will no longer need to manage databases for the erosion prediction tools. LMOD is the agency’s single authoritative database for erosion prediction databases.

IET can be used for wind and water erosion predictions for resource evaluation as it contains the current erosion prediction technologies for wind and water erosion used by NRCS. Further evaluation may be needed for designing and installing sediment trapping practices such as contour buffers, filter strips and other similar practices.

Copy of IET Public Installation Guide

IET Installation Guide (

Copy of IET YouTube Training Video Links.pdf

IET Training Videos

Copy of IET Presentation - CSU 2018.pdf

IET Presentation Example

IET Download Links

NRCS Soil Tools

NRCS has created a page with links to all kinds of tools for soil assessment. Check it out!

The NRCS WSS page (click image above) has links to getting started, creating reports, and FAQ's.

Web Soil Survey

Web-based Web Soil Survey (WSS) tool provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by NRCS and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. Use this tool to create soil assessments and descriptions for plans and landowners.