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Soil Resources Management

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
POLICY AND PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
        Management Policy
        Program Objectives
AUTHORITIES
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER GUIDANCE
PROGRAM GUIDANCE
        Soils Inverntory and Mapping
        Incorporation of Soils Information into Park Management
        Erosion Control
        Landscape Management
        Agricultural Practices
        Importation of Soil
        Planning and Facility Design
        Sources of Consultation
        Scientific Specimen Collection
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
REFERENCES
EXHIBIT 1 - MOU between NRCS and NPS; to be added later

Introduction

This section provides guidance for the proper management of soil resources in the National Park System. Mismanagement of this fundamental segment of a park ecosystem will have irreversible effects on all other components of the system, including vegetation and water quality. It is essential, therefore, to know and understand the properties of a park's soils so that management, when called for, will be appropriate.

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