Soil Conservation: Assessing the National Resources Inventory, Volume 1

Soil Conservation: Assessing the National Resources Inventory, Volume 1

By: Committee on Conservation Needs and Opportunities (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), Board on Agriculture (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author)Paperback

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This new volume is the first independent analysis of an important national data base, the National Resources Inventory. It cites potential uses of the NRI in controlling soil erosion; determining land use; deciding conservation treatment; classifying soils; and protecting groundwater quality. Methods for soil conservation activities, ranging from the ranking of the lands most susceptible to erosion to the measurement and prediction of both wind and water erosion, are recommended throughout the volume.

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Committee on Conservation Needs and Opportunities, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 1. Scope and Content of the 1982 NRI; 3 2. Improving Federal Resource Assessment Efforts; 4 3. The Measures of Soil Erosion; 5 4. On-Farm and Off-Farm Consequences of Soil Erosion; 6 5. Assessing Conservation Practices and Land Classification Schemes; 7 References; 8 Appendix; 9 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309036498
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780309036498
  • ISBN10: 0309036496

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