Forkwood -- Wyoming State Soil
Forkwood Soil Profile
|The Forkwood series consists of very deep, well
drained soils formed in slopewash alluvium derived from interbedded shale and argillaceous
sandstone. These soils are used principally for livestock grazing and wildlife habitat.
The native vegetation consists of big sagebrush, bluebunch wheatgrass, Sandberg bluegrass,
Forkwood soils are in nearly level to gently sloping areas at elevations of 3500 to 6000 feet. The average annual precipitation ranges from 10 to 14 inches, and the average annual air temperature ranges from 43 to 51 degrees F. The frost free period is about 110 to 120 days.
|The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.|