Conservation Practices Physical Effects Evaluated in Formulating Conservation Management Systems

by Frank Reckendorf, USDA, Portland, United States,
Larry Dawson, USDA, Portland, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) is responsible for providing national leadership and administration of Federal programs to conserve soil, water, and related resources on private lands of the Nation. A primary goal is to provide technical assistance to decision-makers for the planning and implementation of a system of conservation practices and management which achieves a level of natural resource protection that prevents degradation and permits sustainable use. In cases where degradation has already occurred, the goal is to restore to the degree practical to permit sustainable use. Field Office Technical Guides (FOTGs) provide procedures and criteria for the formulation and evaluation of resource management systems which achieve these goals.

Subject Headings: Systems management | Soil water | Water conservation | Resource management | Water resources | Chemical degradation | Permits | Sustainable development

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