Guidance

Natural Resources Wales

Woodlands and peat

Includes a link to a report on afforested peat that helps identify the opportunities for restoration of afforested deep peat and for prioritising restoration efforts.
Woodland Carbon Code

UK Woodland Carbon Code

The Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) is the quality assurance standard for woodland creation projects in the UK, and generates independently verified carbon units.
Forest Research

Soil quality and greenspace

Information from Forest Research about soil quality in relation to greenspace creation.
Forest Research

Soil-forming materials in greenspace creation

Forest Research studies into the use of 'soil-forming materials' in the creation of new wooded areas.
Forest Research

Reducing soil compaction of brownfield sites

What are the best options for planting trees on brownfield sites with compacted soil?
Forest Research

Effects of harvesting practice on soil sustainability

Information from Forest Research about their research into the effects of harvesting practices on soils.
Forest Research

Woodland creation and soil carbon and nutrient dynamics

Information from Forest Research about their research into soil carbon and nutrient dynamics in relation to new woodland planting.
HS2 Learning Legacy

Ancient woodland soils translocation

Information on translocating ancient woodland soils provided by the HS2 Learning Legacy.
Scotland's soils

Scotland's soils: Forests and woodlands

Information relating to woodland soil assessment & management provided by the Scottish Government.
UKSO

Soil threats

UKSO provides this handy page with links to RECARE's pages on soil threats.
These printable guides give targeted guidance for a range of farming systems.

Soil Moisture and the Water Balance

This factsheet explains about soil moisture and summarises the key soil moisture information currently available from the UK Climate Projections over land, as well as other water balance metrics.
These printable guides give targeted guidance for a range of farming systems.

UK Soil Health Initiative guides

These printable guides give targeted guidance for a range of farming systems. They have been developed by a wide-ranging partnership across the farming industry.
Protection and improvement of  farm soils guide (2016)

Valuing Your Soil: Practical Guidance for Scottish Farmers

Protection and improvement of farm soils, making farming more profitable.
Protection of air, water and soil and meeting legal requirements (2009)

Protecting our Water, Soil and Air: A code of good agricultural practice for farmers, growers and land managers

Protection of air, water and soil and meeting legal requirements.
Examining soil structure (Current)

Think Soils

A practical guide to soil assessment.
A comprehensive set of guidance on the website (Current)

Great Soils

A comprehensive set of guidance on the website.
Methods for evaluating soil health (Current 2016)

Soil Assessment Methods

Information on methods for evaluating soil health.
Advice for avoiding and reducing compaction due to livestock. (2018)

Improving Soils for Better Returns

Advice for avoiding and reducing soil compaction due to livestock.
Guide to land resources management (2012)

Getting the Most from Your Soil

A guide to land resources management.
Soil management regulations for Water Framework Directive. (2017)

Farming rules for water – getting full value from fertilisers and soil

Soil management regulations for compliance with the Water Framework Directive.
Series of factsheets covering a range of soils and soil quality issues (2015)

Soils, fertilisers & manures

A series of factsheets covering a range of soils and soil quality issues.
Soil health aimed at grassland production (2018)

Healthy Grassland Soil Pocketbook

Soil health aimed at grassland production.
Principles of field drainage for good soil structure (2018)

Field Drainage Guide

Basic principles of field drainage including the importance of good soil structure and information on subsoiling.
What makes soil and how it is classified. Common soil-related issues and how to manage them (2019).

Principles of Soil Management

What makes soil and how it is classified. Common soil-related issues and how to manage them.
Easy-to-follow steps for assessing soil structure (2019)

Healthy grassland soils

Easy-to-follow steps for assessing soil structure.
Soil assessment and management guide (2020)

Soil Health Assessment Guide

Soil assessment and management guide.
A guide to nutrients, soil and good nutrient management (2020)

Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)

A guide to nutrients, soil and good nutrient management.
Broad approach to nutrient management (Current)

SRUC Technical Notes

A broad approach to nutrient management.
The community hub for all things soil

uksoils is a consortium of scientific, campaigning and awareness raising organisations, all with a specialist knowledge of soil health, founded by UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Sustainable Soils Alliance, Earthwatch and University of Sheffield.