Healthy soil is essential for all natural resources.
Soil conservation is the practice of conserving the integrity of the soil during any resource operations. Soil is a porous medium, composed of mineral particles, organic matter, organisms, liquids, and gases. Maintaining forest floor, topsoil layers, and soil structure is necessary to preserve long-term soil productivity and hydrologic function (the soilís capacity to receive, store, and transmit water). Maintaining natural drainage and road drainage is vital to successful soil (and water) conservation.
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Updated April 10, 2012