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Soil Science

A fundamental knowledge of soil science is a prerequisite to meeting many natural resource challenges. Understanding soils allows us to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources.

Western Kenai Peninsula soils of local importance

These designations are one step towards further conservation of agricultural lands.

Agricultural Easements Protect Farmland

In 1960, there were 1,635,000 acres of land in farmland in Alaska. 

Today there are less than 881,000 acres, a 54 percent loss. 

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program can help.

NRCS Helps Pollinators

More than 3,500 species of native bees help increase crop yields. Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, birds and bats, and beetles and other insects.

2014 Farm Bill streamlines, consolidates conservation programs

The bill continues to provide technical and financial assistance available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. 


NRCS Websites & Additional Assistance

Web Applications & Tools

A list of Web-based resources for access to natural resource data collected by NRCS.

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Información de NRCS en español.

NRCS State Websites

Find local program and technical information on our NRCS state websites.

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