As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance. These resources are designed to help visitors understand the basics and benefits of soil health and learn about Soil Health Management Systems from farmers who use them.
"Soil is the hidden, secret friend, which is the root domain of lively darkness and silence.
Francis D. Hole
Natural Resource Concern: Soil
America’s vitality is rooted in the soil. Today, private landowners across the country are partnering with NRCS to conserve and improve soil.
Soil is not an inert growing medium – it is a living and life-giving natural resource. It is teaming with billions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that are the foundation of an elegant symbiotic ecosystem.
Technical soil services (TSS) are the professional application of soils information, including free assistance to partner agencies, public and private, for-profit and non-profit organizations, and the general public by the TSS branch of the NRCS.
Wisconsin is divided into three Land Resource Regions (LRRs) which are geographically associated Major Land Resource Areas (MLRAs) that share a common land use, elevation and topography, climate, water, soils, and vegetation.