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The Hartnett Site is located in the Northwest of Southeast of Section 8 of T26N, R12W, Dunn County. The study area occupies a 40-acre parcel that is divided into three distinct parts due to the considerable topographic complexity.  These three parts include an upland supported by bedrock overlain by glaciofluvial sands and gravels of the Wissota Terrace, steep slopes, and an area of bedrock-supported lowlands.  The major differences among these subdivisions of the study area are slope steepness, slope aspect, and drainage.  Flowing through the Hartnett Site is a stream valley that is incised through the Wissota Terrace into bedrock.  There is also a terrace along the valley margins within which the modern floodplain of the stream is inset.  This floodplain and the inset terrace are sandy and gravelly and appear to be composed of material reworked from the Wissota Terrace during post-glacial time.  In addition, the modern floodplain that overlies bedrock in place (Mt. Simon Sandstone).      

Soil pit 5 is located within the upland portion.   The soil here is mapped as the Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (map unit HuA 0-2% slope) according to the Soil Survey of Dunn County, Wisconsin and as the Finchford Loamy Sand Series in the new soil data (Meyer, personal communication).  The soil profile of pit 5 is most consistent with the Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (HuA).  

Soil pit 1, 6, and 7 are located on the slope.  The soil in pit 1 is mapped as the Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (map unit HuB 2-6% slope) according to the Soil Survey of Dunn County, Wisconsin and as the Finchford Series in the new soil map data (Meyer, personal communication 2001).  The soil profile of pit 1 is most consistent with the Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (HuB). 

Soil pit 6 and 7 are mapped as Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (HuC2 6-12% slope) according to the Soil Survey of Dunn County, Wisconsin and as the Finchford Series in the new soil map data (Meyer Personal Communication 2001).  The soil profiles of pit 6 and 7 are most consistent with the Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (HuC2).   

Soil pit 2, 3, 4, and 8 are located within the lowland portion.  The soil in pit 2 is mapped as the Plainbo Series according to the old data in the Soil Survey of Dunn County, Wisconsin and as the Scotah Series using the new data from the NRCS (Meyer, personal communication 2001).  The soil profile of pit 2 best fits the description of Plainbo Series.    

Soil pit 3 is mapped as the Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (map unit HuB 2-6% slope) in the Soil Survey of Dunn County, Wisconsin and as the Finchford Series in the new soil map data (Meyer, personal communication 2001).  The soil profile observed in pit 3 is most consistent with the Finchford Series. 

Soil pit 4 is mapped as Alluvial Land, Sandy Series (no typical soil profile description provided) in the Soil Survey of Dunn County, Wisconsin and as the Scotah Series in new soil map data (Meyer, personal communication 2001).  After a thorough interpretation, the soil profile in pit 4 is actually more consistent with the Morocco Series.

Soil pit 8 is mapped as the Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (map unit HuB 2-6% slope) Series according to the Soil Survey of Dunn County, Wisconsin and as the Finchford Series in the new soil map data (Meyer, personal communication 2001).  The soil profile observed in pit 8 is most consistent with the Hubbard Loamy Sand Series (HuB).

Detailed descriptions and photographs of each soil profile examined in this study are available via the links provided below. 

{Profile 1 }{Profile 2}{Profile 3}{Profile 4}{Profile 5 }{Profile 6}{Profile 7}{Profile 8}

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