Natural Resource Information available at our office  
2315 Dean Street, Suite 100, St. Charles
Aerial Photography  
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)  
NRCS Technical Guide  
Plat Books  
Soil Survey Books  
Soil Information  
USGS Topographic maps  
Wetland Information

Scroll down for more information on each

Aerial Photography
Kane County: Years of photography available:  1939, 1954, 1961, 1967, 1974, 1988, 1993    

DuPage County: Years of photography available: 1954, 1961, 1967, 1974, 1988, 1993

Aerial Images (FSA Slides):  Order Form  

Before you request USDA Swampbuster Maps from 1988 you must comply with the following:
Section 1619 of the 2008 Farm Bill prohibits the release of information that falls into certain categories. Information that has been provided to USDA by an agricultural producer or owner of agricultural land concerning the operation, practices, or the land itself in order to participate in USDA programs is not to be disclosed by any USDA employee.
If you wish to receive a copy of a 1988 “swampbuster map” you will need to fill out a compliance form with signed authorization from the landowner.

     CLICK HERE for the Section 1619 (Swampbuster Map) Compliance Form
 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)
Unincorporated Kane and DuPage counties  
All mapped cities, municipalities and villages in Kane and DuPage counties
NRCS Technical Guide
Technical guides are the primary technical references for NRCS. They contain technical information about the conservation of soil, water, air, and related plant and animal resources.     

Technical guides used in each field office are localized so that they apply specifically to the geographic area for which they are prepared. These documents are referred to as Field Office Technical Guides (FOTGs). The FOTG is maintained in each NRCS field office as a compilation of technical knowledge, resource data references and conservation practice standards.       

Appropriate parts of the Field Office Technical Guides are automated as databases, computer programs, and other electronic-based materials such as those included in the web pages at  E-FOTG -Electronic Field Office Technical Guide for Illinois.
Plat Books
 
Soil Survey Books
We have the Kane County Soils Survey in hardcopy.  Call 630.584.7961 Ext. 3 or email to receive a copy of the Kane County Soil Survey Book.  A digital soil survey on CD is still expected to be published in the near future, but for those seeking a digital version of the soils survey and have a GIS software, the data is available from the USDA-SSURGO website.    

DuPage County-The DuPage Soil Survey is in paper form.  We now have both the Soil View CD in digital format, and the always classic paper based version. For customers with GIS capabilities the same data is available through SSURGO (see below).  Call 630.584.7961 Ext. 3 or email to receive a copy of the DuPage Soil Survey CD or Book. 
Soil Information
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database, USDA-NRCS Soil Survey Division, National SSURGO Database.  Access the latest soils data information for select areas of the United States and it's territories.  At SSURGO Database Download screen click on SSURGO Listing to view the databases available.  Databases codes are listed alphabetically by state abbreviation.  To view databases you must have ArcView.    

Soils Information  The Web sites for the National Soil Survey Center and Soil Survey Division have combined into this useful website.  Access to Illinois soils information as well as nationwide.
USGS Topography Maps
All Quadrants for Kane and DuPage counties are available
Wetland Information
  National Wetland Inventory (NWI)  
  NRCS Wetland Inventory (1988 aerial photography)     
      ● DuPage County- 1990 inventory      ● Kane County- 1996 inventory  
  DuPage County swampbuster maps  

NRCS Request for Certified Wetland Determination Form
 
Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
2315 Dean Street, Suite 100, St. Charles, Illinois 60175
630/584-7960, Ext. 3