"This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and glowing, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls." John Muir.
The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is an incorporated private nonprofit scientific and educational (501 (c) (3)) organization that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy. Society members include researchers, administrators, planners, policymakers, technical advisers, teachers, students, farmers and ranchers. Our members come from nearly every academic discipline and many different public, private and nonprofit institutions.
Our work targets conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources on working land - land used to produce food, fiber and environmental services that improve the quality of life that people experience in rural and urban communities. This includes:
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National workshop explores challenges and opportunities for enhancing the climate resilience of agriculture
MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS
2019 ANR SEMINAR
THE STATE OF SCIENCE...
2019 UCSUSA publication
THANK WARMING CLIMATE FOR BIGGER MIDWEST MAIZE YIELDS
(Note: If you read this one, also read the one below!)
AMERICANS HAVE PLANTED SO MUCH CORN THAT IT'S CHANGING THE WEATHER
(Note: If you read this one, also read the one above!)
FARMS UNDER THREAT
The State of America's Farmland
American Farmland Trust
What Will Persuade Rice Farmers In Punjab To Stop Setting Fires In Their Fields?
NPR Morning Edition Report
LIVING SOIL FILM
Produced by the
Soil Health Institute
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"There are national associations for the preservation of wild flowers and the preservation of propagation of wildlife, but not for the preservation of the soil. Conservation of this most fundamental and important of all resources is seldom seriously considered by anyone not directly or indirectly associated with the ownership or management of a farm, and is too infrequently considered even by the farmers themselves." 1928 Hugh Hammond Bennett, co-founder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (formerly the Soil Conservation Society of America)
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