This project helped to transform hand-painted vegetation and soil maps into a GIS and also allowed to improve and validate the existing material. An ecological evaluation of the state of the environment and soil resources was published in three volumes of �Baikal Lake Watershed Soils� (1999, 2000).
Maps of vegetation and soils were created for Trans-Baikalian National Park in the scale of 1:200.000.
Soil-cartographic expedition to make a map of flora of �Barguzin� region on the scale 1:100000.
The soil mapping expedition in the Kudara test site resulted in the following conclusions:
- In Nizhne-Selenginsky meadow and marsh and forest-steppe natural region in Pri-baikalie were not found grey forest podzoled soils close to average Russian standard by its profile�s structure and chemical composition.
- Composed for the first time the soil map M 1: 100000 for agricultural territory lets to receive the information about factors of differentiation of soil cover and to estimate correctly the quantitative characteristics of the soils quality. The maps about structure of the regional soil cover: M 1:500000 and M 1:1000000 were also done. They give more information, keeping at the same time the content of contours of the large-scale maps on the level of type, subtype and kind.
- In Nizhne-Selenginsky meadow and marsh and forest-steppe natural region in Pri-baikalie turf grey forest loamy soils got 100 points as the most fertile in all characteristics, what helped to set up the evaluating points and the quantitative characteristics of the soils quality classes in all other kinds of soil.
- The worked out classification is made up of 3 groups and 10 classes of soil fitness. At the same time the soils of the best, average and worse quality were registered.
- The quantitative characteristics of the soils quality indexes and the class of the main soil types in the region under research work serve as a basis of principles to levy ground taxes by fiscal organs.