The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization celebrates World Soil Day on December 5 in Rome, Italy. The event is held each year to raise awareness of the importance of healthy soils for food security, ecosystem functions, and sustainable development.
Farmers can increase crop productivity by improving soil health. Specific conservation practices like cover crops and minimum tillage benefit the soil. Learn more on our soil health page.
Projects in the Owyhee Mountains and Cassia County remove invading juniper trees that have spread into native sagebrush habitat. This improves grass and plants used by sage-grouse, wildlife, and livestock.
NRCS helps forest landowners with forest management plans and conservation projects. NRCS worked with the Nez Perce Tribe on this forest thinning project.
Idaho soil scientists collect soil data on private and public lands. Dig into our soils web pages to find more information.
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