"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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Shelby Burlew, President
Katie Droscha, President-elect
Gerald Miller, Vice President
Glenn O"Neil, Past President
Kelly Goward, Treasurer
Daniel F. Kesselring, Secretary
Dan Busby, Region 1 Director
Zachary Curtis, Region 2 Director
Gary Boersen, Region 3 Director
Steve Schaub, Statewide At Large Director
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AFT's Carbon Reduction Potential Evaluation Tool
ADVANCING SOIL HEALTH THROUGH THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS
A PLAN FOR OHIO'S WATERSHEDS
THE MONARCH EFFECT
A VR180 Video By EDF
FARMS UNDER THREAT
The State of America's Farmland
American Farmland Trust
LIVING SOIL FILM
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Soil Health Institute
"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)