Soils/Land Use


Goals and Objectives

Recognize soil as an important resource.
Describe basic soil properties and formation factors.
Understand soil drainage classes and know how wetlands are defined.
Determine basic soil properties and limitations, such as mottling and permeability, by observing a
soil pit or soil profile.
Identify types of soil erosion and discuss methods for reducing erosion.
Utilize soil information, including soil surveys, in land use planning.
Discuss how soil is a factor in, or impacted by non-point source pollution.
Jeff Hellerich, Joe Anderson and Dave Kohake, NRCS Soil Scientists, are the
Soils/Land Use presenters at the 2013 Kansas Envirothon competition.