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A Soil Profile

Create a card showing soil horizons.

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Alaska Curricula for Conservation Planners

These training materials are intended for use by partners, Soil and Water Conservation District staff, Tribal Conservation District staff, NRCS employees who are pursuing a conservation planner certification. They are also useful educational resources for the public.

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Biology of Soil Compaction

This document describes the biology of soil compaction and how USDA-NRCS can help producers fight and reverse compaction. 

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Climate Glossary

A glossary of terms commonly used in climate science.

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Conservation Finance at NRCS

Conservation finance is an emerging sector that seeks to find new financial vehicles and approaches to attract funding to conservation. 

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Conservation Webinar Portal

The Conservation Webinar Portal (NRCS Science and Technology Training Library) is a free multi-disciplinary training and extension webinar platform.

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Cover Crop Tips - Montana

Cover crop is one of the tools that agricultural producers can use to improve soil health. Cover crops have traditionally been used to reduce erosion or add nitrogen to soil. But they do even more.

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Defining LRR, MLRA, and LRU

Definitions for Land Resource Region (LRR), Major Land Resource Area (MLRA), and Land Resource Unit (LRU).

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Delaware NRCS Publications & Fact Sheets

Read the latest Delaware NRCS publications and fact sheets to learn how NRCS and farmers and landowners can work together to improve agricultural operations while helping the environment. (Note: All publications can be viewed using Adobe PDF unless otherwise stated.)

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Environmental Markets at NRCS

Environmental markets are an approach that can be used to help landowners get conservation on the ground. While NRCS has substantial funding to dedicate to private lands conservation, environmental markets complement NRCS’s work by bringing private and other non-Federal investments to private lands.

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Guide to Pronouncing Taxonomic Terms

This guide presents a list of terms (in alphabetical order) that are used in Soil Taxonomy along with other terms used to describe soils. 

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History of Wisconsin Soil Survey

The year 2006 marked the completion of the initial field mapping for the National Cooperative Soil Survey in Wisconsin. This publication recognizes the agencies and individuals who have invested time, funding, and manpower in the initial field mapping of the state over the last 100 years or so.

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Lesson Plans

Soil-related lesson plans.

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