Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends examines the magnitude and severity of soil degradation by different processes in the U.S., including water erosion, wind erosion, C depletion, soil compaction, salt build-up, and soil contamination. In addition, it addresses policy issues with regard to economic and environmental

part |2 pages

SECTION I Basic Processes

chapter 1|20 pages

Soil Degradation

chapter 3|14 pages

Land Use in the U.S.

part |2 pages

SECTION II Water and Wind Erosion

part |2 pages

SECTION III Other Forms of Degradation

chapter 10|6 pages


chapter 11|8 pages


chapter 13|8 pages

Wetland Degradation

part |2 pages

SECTION IV Policy and Conservation Programs

chapter 14|10 pages

Policy Options