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Legal Principles and Policies of Soil Conservation

recognized part of the science of farming and the subject of a wellintegrated body of law3 Today soil conservation is regarded as so far removed from the fundamentals of society that no attempt has been made ... concepts. Long before Roman times agricultural civilizations had developed techniques of combatting soil erosion- and buttressed them by the force of law. Under the Romans, soil conservation became a

Roman Contributions to the Law of Soil Conservation

refuses to prevent spreading damage from his gullies."' This excerpt from the Report of the Chief of the Soil Conservation Service for 1948 points up the ever-increasing dilemma facing soil conservation ... : Shall we continue to rely on persuasion and education or has the time come for the more drastic method of regulation? Basically, the dilemma stems from the fact that the law of soil conservation, a maze

Conservation Tillage Study

The project goal was to compare yields of three different tillage systems on a sloping, moderately well drained soil (Nira) and on a nearly level, poorly drained soil (Kalona) in a continuous corn

Conservation Tillage Study

The project goal was to compare yields of three different tillage systems on a sloping, moderately well-drained soil (Nira), and on a nearly level, poorly-drained soil (Kalona) in a continuous corn ... at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farms_reports - Disciplines Agricultural Science | Agriculture | Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation This southeast research and

Conservation Tillage Study

The project goal is to compare yields of three different tillage systems on a sloping, moderately well-drained soil (Nira) and on a nearly level, poorly-drained soil (Kalona) in a continuous corn and ... residue clearing. Nitrogen was spring applied and an N-P-K dry fertilizer was applied with the planter. Soil tests were high to very high so a rate of P and K below crop removal was applied. Results and

How the Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act of 1996 Fails Antarctica

with the Protocol in 1996."4 The new law is the Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act of 1996 (Act or ASTCA). 5 The Act expressly incorporates NEPA.16 This Act makes great strides in ... analysis devoid of any reference to contribution.32 This Note explores section 2403 of the Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act of 1996, which directly relates to joint projects.33 In addition

Long-Term Conservation Tillage Study

The project goal is to compare yields of three different tillage systems on a sloping, moderately well drained soil (Nira) and on a nearly level, poorly drained soil (Kalona) in a continuous corn and

The Urban Wildlife Conservation Program: Building a Broader Conservation Community

The National Wildlife Refuge System of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a long history of connecting people with nature. Increased conservation challenges coupled with societal changes pose ... science to inform these efforts, and provides examples from Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) in Denver, Colorado, as an illustration. URBAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAM In order to

The Conservation Reserve Program

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was originally created in the 1985 Food Security Act to "assist owners and operators of highly erodible cropland in conserving and improving the soil and water ... 1991 survey of farmers con­ ducted by tbe Soil Conservation Service (SCS) to determine farmers' imentions after the:ir CRP contracts expire. The survey indicates that only about 65 to 70 percent of all

Conservation in the Age of Consequences

logical that we, as a conservation organization, begin to act more like ranchers. It was not just a matter of "walking the talk" either - the harder we looked, the more conservation opportunities we saw ... , and the Future West, published in 1994, which I knew to be a thoughtful analysis of late twentieth-century conservation. In it I read that the major challenge for activists nearly 20 years ago was

Effective soil erosion control represents a significant net carbon sequestration

erosion control for an entire large river basin. The soil erosion of the Yellow River basin in northern China is among the most severe worldwide. Progressive soil conservation has been implemented by the ... carbon (OC) data, together with primary production estimates, we evaluated the sequestered OC resulting from soil conservation. Compared with that at baseline in 1950–1970, in which significant soil

Plant Conservation in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile

activities have been logging and .introduction of animals and plants, both deliberately and inadvertently. At the present time, exotic organisms are still introduced as pets, ornaments, or for soil ... introduced as pets, ornaments, or for soil conservation. All pose serious threats to the natural vegetation as shown by altered floristic compo­ sition, populational decline of endemic taxa, and even

Citizen Science and Wildlife Conservation: Lessons from 34 Years of the Maine Loon Count

Since the early 1980s—long before the term citizen science was widely adopted— Maine Audubon has engaged thousands of dedicated volunteers in myriad wildlife surveys and studies, from bat colony ... develop and aine Audubon has worked with a variety of partlead numerous citizen science projects. Each addresses an important conservation need, and all collect information that helps conservation

The Power of Place in Citizen Science

These authors answer the question: What are the links between motivations for citizen science, connec­tions to place, and conservation decision outcomes? ... published in a special issue of Biological Conservation, entitled “Leveraging the Power of Place in Citizen Science for Effective Conservation Decision Making” (Newman et al. 2016) . Based on our

Soil Organic Carbon Storage in Restored Salt Marshes in Huntington Beach, California

There is a growing interest in managing wetland restoration and conservation projects to maximize carbon sequestration. We measured soil organic carbon storage and methane flux from two southern ... increase in soil carbon and (ii) wetland conservation projects 153 that result in the preservation of existing soil carbon pools. Crediting these project types implicitly assumes that carbon accumulates

The Case for a Global Treaty on Soil Conservation, Sustainable Farming, and the Preservation of Agrarian Culture

. Fromherz∗ Soil is the foundation of life, yet the international community has all but ignored it in conservation efforts and legal reforms. Right under our feet we are losing topsoil at rates that far

Sediment Loading and Water Quality of Field Run-off Water

Intensive tillage is commonly employed in many agronomic production systems in the United States. Tillage operations may include disking the field, re-smoothing the soil, seedbed formation, reducing ... adversely affect the environment. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Vol.59, 2005 Utilizing conservation tillage systems in cotton production has been shown to substantially reduce soil erosion

The Conservation Business

happen, he says. In others, the indirect is important to reinforce a situation where there already is conservation. In yet others both are needed. Sjaak Swart of the Section of Science and Society at ... language of conservation biodiversity is no longer just about ethics and aesthetics; the latest buzzwords are commodities and consumers. Traditionally, conservation initiatives have talked up the benefits

Review of Conservation Payment Initiatives in Latin America: Conservation Concessions, Conservation Incentive Agreements and Permit Retirement Schemes

PAYMENT INITIATIVES IN LATIN AMERICA: CONSERVATION CONCESSIONS, CONSERVATION INCENTIVE AGREEMENTS AND PERMIT RETIREMENT SCHEMES ANDREW WOLMAN* Over the course of the past two decades, the issue of land ... conservation in Latin America has become increasingly important to environmentalists both within and outside of the region. Latin America accounts for forty percent of the world's plant and animal species' and

Spoiled Soil

While it is necessary to remove explosive items from the land to facilitate repatriation, reconstruction and rehabilitation, it is crucial that, in undertaking this action, the soil structure is not ... , with solving the mine concam ination problem. technical assistance from Considerable damage can be inflicted on Stewart Moir, Scottish frag ile soil texture by rhe inappropriate Agricultural College app