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Seitz Soil

Colorado State Soil (unofficial)

Scenic view north of Squaw Lake Trail. Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado; photo by trekker 314 on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Representative Soil of Colorado

Seitz soil represents Colorado on the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's list of representative and state soils (each state in the U.S. has selected a representative state soil and more than twenty state legislatures have recognized their representative soil as an official state symbol). All State Soils

Seitz soils are located in the mountains of central and southwestern Colorado. Quote from USDA:

"Seitz soils are used mainly for recreation and forest products. The plant community consists of an Engelmann spruce; subalpine fir or Rocky Mountain Douglas fir canopy with a sparse understory of grasses, forbs, and shrubs. Dramatic landscape relief and the forest vegetation supported by the Seitz and similar woodland soils combine to form the panoramic views and ambience so attractive to the state's visitors and residents alike. These soils provide shaded trails for a variety of summer and winter outdoor recreation activities and facilities. There are about 350,000 acres of Seitz soils in Colorado."