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Western Kenai Peninsula soils of local importance

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

High Tunnels

High tunnels, also known as hoophouses, can help extend the growing season. They provide protection to plants early and late in the season. By expanding the availability of healthy, locally grown food, high tunnels benefit both producers and consumers.
 

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.

Snow Survey

NRCS installs, operates and maintains an automated system to collect snowpack and related climatic data called SNOTEL.

 

International Year of Soils

It’s easy to take soil for granted because it’s mostly hidden from view—and few who live off the farm have reason to give it a second thought. Yet this amazing resource is responsible for nearly all life on the planet. 

2015 is the International Year of Soils

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