Soil conservation in the United States

the federal role; origins, evolution and current status
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Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service , [Washington, DC]
Soil conservation -- United States, Agriculture -- Research -- United S
Statementby Rita S. Dallavalle, Research Assistant and Leo V. Mayer, Senior Specialist
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1980-81, reel 4, fr. 0653
ContributionsMayer, Leo V, Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p.
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Open LibraryOL15451495M

National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils. Minutes of Annual Meetings. Hydric Soils Technical Notes. Field Indicators of Hydric Soils, version(PDF; MB) Errata and revisions for Field Indicators of Hydric Soils (PDF; MB) Hard copies of this book are available at the NRCS Distribution Center (search for “hydric soils”).

Soil Survey: Past, Present, and Future (PDF; 73 KB) – Written inRichard Arnold (former soil survey director) shares his thoughts about Soil Survey in the United States. Guy’s War – A website dedicated to Guy D. Smith (former director of the Soil Conservation Service).

If readers are to purchase one book on American soil conservation history and policy, this is clearly the one they ought to acquire!" -- Journal of Rural Studies "A bold solution to the inability of contemporary soil conservation policies to curb the increasing excesses of soil erosion in the United States." -- Landscape JournalCited by: 7.

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Get this from a library. Soil erosion and conservation in the United States: an overview. [Richard S Magleby; United States.

Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.;]. Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world.

NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. United States. Soil Conservation Service. A Wikipedia Soil conservation in the United States book about this author is available. United States. Soil Conservation Service: Soil Survey, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Pima County, Arizona: A Special Report (), also by United States National Park Service and University of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station (PDF at.

Given that conservation of soil and water resources is at the heart of a sustainable environment and an adequate world food supply, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is excited and pleased to be able to publish this highly relevant and comprehensive treatise on advances in soil and water conservation in the United States.

and technical publications of the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and other agencies in this and other Departments. Further details can be had by consulting technical publications issued in the United States and other countries.

Progress Report No. 11 of Soil conservation in the United States book Load of Texas Streams ( - ) (State of Texas Board of Water Engineers and United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, Division of Irrigation and Water Conservation). Authors from each region of the continental United States describe the progress of soil and water conservation to date and visualize how agricultural production practices must change in future years to address the newest challenges.

By the mid s, the Iowa State Planning Commission's Natural Resources Board concluded that because the state's prairies were plowed, 40% of the land had lost 50 to 75% of its surface soil, and lakes were filling with silt (Chase, ).The USDA Yearbook of Agriculture also presented data from the Ohio Experiment Station showing that where corn (Zea mays L.) was Cited by: 8.

The Soil Conservation Service occupies a major position in the United States as an environmental agency. The work we do, in cooperation with conservation districts and other agencies, has a tremendous effect on the lands and waters of our country.

This being so, it is of key importance that alb` of our technicalFile Size: 3MB. This coloring book, which focuses on soil and water conservation, is an effort to further explain the importance of conserving our natural resources. The coloring book was designed by Melanie Sanderson and adapted from the Sammy Soil story by Ernest H.

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Whitaker and Sandra L. Purdue. Slightly revised by NRCS The Soil Conservation Service model (SCS), developed in the United States, is a rainfall runoff model which allows the runoff coefficient to be changed as the wetness of the catchment changes over the duration of an event. The model is primarily intended for rural catchments, but it is also appropriate and has been successfully applied to urban.

Robert Tripp, in Agricultural Systems (Second Edition), Soil conservation technology often requires high labor inputs. The study found a total of 23 different types of soil and water conservation activity undertaken by farmers, but the technologies with lower labor requirements (such as grass strips and unplowed strips) were much more commonly adopted than those.

The North Dakota Tree Handbook is an officially sanctioned Centennial Trees Program project. Edited by. Dale E. Herman, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University Craig M. Stange, Forester, USDA - NRCS Vernon C. Quam, Horticulture and Forestry Specialist, NDSU Extension Service.

Technical Consultant. The Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act Pub.L. 74–, enacted Febru ) is a United States federal law that allowed the government to pay farmers to reduce production so as to conserve soil and prevent erosion. 1 Legislative history. 6 Further reading. Legislative history.

The Act was passed in response to the Supreme Court Enacted by: the 74th United States Congress. Soil conservation has been a matter of federal natural resource policy for over a half century in the United States.

A variety of federal programs have been undertaken to encourage soil conservation. There are goals which are essential to these programs, and there are related ancillary programs with different goals which often have had an impact on the Cited by: 9.

When the Soil Conservation Service began extending help to landowners through locally organized and directed soil conservation districts, the Brown Creek Soil Conservation District became, on 4 Aug. the first recognized by the USDA. United States. Soil Conservation Service. (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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United States. Soil Conservation Service. He observed that soil erosion can be significant enough to topple empires, while conservation practices helped sustain other civilizations for centuries. The bulletin was originally printed in and later reprinted in without change. Lowdermilk was the former assistant chief of the Soil Conservation Service, now called the USDA NRCS.

SCS national engineering handbook, section 4: hydrology. United States. Soil Conservation Service. The Service, SCS National Engineering Handbook, Section 4: Hydrology, Part 18 United States. Soil Conservation Service Full view - United States Code: Soil Conservation, 16 U.S.C.

§§ aq(3) () Contributor Names U.S. Congress (Author) Subject Headings Book/Printed Material Royal Order of Octo regulating the preservation of forests and plantations in the Kingdom. Contributor: United States. Soil Conservation Service Date: ; Map Hampshire County, Massachusetts "Map edited " Title in lower margin: Hampshire Co., Mass.: NW/x53, "Compiled from USGS ,scale topographic maps dated Planimetry revised from aerial photographs taken and other source data.".

Conservation in the United States can be traced back to the 19th century with the formation of the first National Park. Conservation generally refers to the act of consciously and efficiently using land and/or its natural resources.

This can be in the form of setting aside tracts of land for protection from hunting or urban development, or it can take the form of using less resources. Soil-Depleting, Soil-Conserving, and Soil-Building Crops. One of books in the series: Leaflet (United by: 1.

Soil and water conservation in the Pacific Northwest. One of 1, books in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United : E. Rowalt. Document describes the origins and history of the Soil Survey with an emphasis on the time periods of,and "For each of the four chronological periods, a brief introductory chapter describes the general political and administrative environment then prevailing, and a summary of the progress of the Soil Survey Cited by: Soil conservation is the prevention of loss of the top most layer of the soil from erosion or prevention of reduced fertility caused by over usage, acidification, salinization or other chemical soil contamination.

Slash-and-burn and other unsustainable methods of subsistence farming are practiced in some lesser developed areas. A sequel to the deforestation is typically large scale.

Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends is an assessment of current trends and geographic hot spots. It not only describes the types of soil degradation, but also evaluates the processes and triggers that cause the damage.The Conservation of Natural Resources in the United States "The Principles of Conservation" Book excerpt.

By: Charles Richard Van Hise Date: Source: Van Hise, Charles Conservation of Natural Resources in the United States. New York: Macmillan, About the Author: American geologist, educator, and conservationist, Charles Richard Van Hise .North Carolina was the first state in the US to found a Conservation District - Brown Creek Conservation District in There are nearly 3, conservation districts across the United States.

Of the counties in North Carolina, 96 counties .