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.
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