The soils on the outskirts of Vitoria-Gasteiz are classified from an agrological point of view

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development - NEIKER, and the Environmental Studies Centre (CEA) of the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council have carried out work to classify the soils on the outskirts of the capital of Vitoria-Gasteiz according to their agrological capacity. The main objective of the work is to be able to consider this classification in the future in the correct development of territorial and urban planning policies and, more specifically, in the General Urban Development Plan of the municipality.

After a first phase of surveying and determination of the location of profiles and boreholes, the work teams carried out a description and sampling of the soil for subsequent laboratory analysis. Finally, the agrological classification was carried out by means of the evaluation and interpretation of the results obtained and the final mapping of the agrological class map. During the work, which aimed to work at a scale of 1:50,000, around 3,500 hectares were classified, with a total of 141 observations in the Vitoria-Gasteiz ring, of which 29 were soil profiles.

The provisional results were presented at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Environmental Studies Centre on Thursday 2 February at an event organised periodically by the centre, called CEA MINTEGIAK, and which is open to all employees of the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council.

This initiative is part of the initiative called C.4.2 Key green infrastructure for improving urban-rural connection and the resilience of the territory.

Collaborating entities: NEIKER and CEA