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LandPKS

LandPKS tools allow users to learn about the land and produce site-specific data at any specific location in the world. The LandPKS mobile app is free to download for Android and iOS devices. Users can then access and download their data in the form of .csv files from the Data Portal.

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Biological Indicators of Soil Health

Biological Indicators of Soil Health

Participants in this webinar will learn about the biological importance related to soil health management. Advantages and limitations for a variety of biological soil health indicators will be discussed including how they are measured and may be interpreted.

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Soil for Water

Soil for Water

Learn more about NCAT’s Soil for Water project, working to capture and hold more water in the soil.

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Living Soil Film

Living Soil Film

Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years. 60-minute documentary featuring innovative farmers and soil health experts from across the nation. The societal and environmental costs of soil loss and degradation in the U.S. are now estimated to be as high as $85 billion every single year. It’s time we changed everything we thought we knew about soil.

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Soil Carbon Sequestration Fact Sheet

Soil Carbon Sequestration Fact Sheet

This fact sheet developed by American University gives a quick overview of soil carbon sequestration

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The 5 Principles of Soil Health

The 5 Principles of Soil Health

Presented by Tony Richards, a conservation planner in Tremonton, UT.

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Soil for Water

Soil for Water supports farmers, ranchers, and land managers across the United States who are taking steps to catch and hold more water in the soil.  Started in 2015, after the megadroughts in Texas, Soil for Water is a free and voluntary program of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

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Soil Health Institute

The Soil Health Institute is a non-profit whose mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. The Institute works with its many stakeholders to identify gaps in research and adoption; develop strategies, networks and funding to address those gaps; and ensure beneficial impact of those investments to agriculture, the environment and society.

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National Center for Appropriate Technology

NCAT was created in response to the energy crisis of the 1970s to develop appropriate, low-cost, energy-saving strategies for underserved communities. In 1987, NCAT expanded its mission to include sustainable agriculture. 

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