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RECARE: Preventing and Remediating Degradation of Soils in Europe Through Land Care

This site is for those people who are interested in learning about the threats to our soils and measures to prevent and remediate against soil degradation. The site is linked to research that is being undertaken by the EU funded RECARE project. Soil functions are threatened globally by a wide range of processes, and in Europe, a number of threats have been identified in the European Soil Thematic Strategy. The challenge is to prevent degradation and its adverse effects on soil functions and ecosystem services, while simultaneously improving livelihoods. Our aim for the Hub is to provide information and guidance to help practitioners, researchers, policy-makers and the wider public to understand the impact of soil degradation upon soil functions and ecosystem services and to identify innovative measures to prevent and remediate against soil degradation. If you are interested in learning about specific soil threats, you may find it helpful to start on the Soil Threats pages for an overview of different processes that impact our soil. If you are interested in more detailed guidance for assessing soil degradation or learning about management measures to prevent and remediate against soil degradation, these are provided under Tools and Outputs. Read More

Guidelines for Soil Quality Assessment in Conservation Planning

A 48-page guide to data collection and analysis for soil quality assessment. Read More

Soil Quality: Site Map

A table of contents to resources on soil quality. Read More

Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development

This report discusses some vital services that natural ecosystems contribute to human health and development. Read More

Our Remaining Land : We Can Use It and Save It

Discusses the condition of the remaining productive land in the United States and the risk of losing it to soil erosion. Describes conservation efforts including the use of land standards in conservation planning. Read More

New Landmarks of Soil Conservation

Discusses various methods for protecting and conserving soil. Read More

Meadows and Pastures : Formation and Cultivation in the Middle Eastern States.

A guide to the cultivation and selection of varieties of hay, pasture grasses, and clover. Describes the use grass as a soil builder and provides methods of soil improvement. Note: Contents: Introductory — Grasses as soil builders — Grasses and clovers profitable crops — Fertilizers for grass lands — Methods of preparing the soil — Sowing the seed — Varieties of grasses and clovers to plant — Some grass mixtures. Read More

Legumes in Soil Conservation Practices

Describes measures for preventing soil erosion through the planting of legumes. Read More

It Could Happen Again

Describes the importance of soil conservation practices and their effect on wheat production. Read More

Intensive Projects under the Cooperative Farm Forestry Act

Describes the Farm Forestry Program and how it can be used to help farmers begin farm-woodland management projects. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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