International Year of Soils Resources


The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.  — Aldo Leopold

Check out these QUICK CLICKS from IYS organizers for more information:

The first-ever International Year of Soils, proclaimed by the United Nations, because soils are the basis for healthy food production. CLICK

Soil is a non-renewable resource; its preservation is essential for food security and a sustainable future. CLICK

Our soils are in danger throughout the world because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices in intensive crop production, pollution, overgrazing and climate change. As long as soils are at risk, sustainable agriculture, food security and the provision of ecosystem services are compromised. CLICK

There can be no life without soil. CLICK

Soil is the most diverse habitat on earth and contains thousands of different organisms that interact and contribute to the global cycles that make all life possible. CLICK

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service supports International Year of Soils,offering new videos and other resources on various aspects of soil health. CLICK Find even more in its Unlock the Secrets of Soil campaign. CLICK

The Soil Science Society of America also supports International Year of Soils and has created materials for educators, researchers and other fun sites that follow a monthly theme in 2015.  CLICK

via International Year of Soils | Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

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