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Soil Erosion in the Mississippi Valley

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Although this article discusses erosion mainly from the angle of farming, it gives the fundamentals of its process so clearly that the article is reproduced here in full. It is accepted that erosion in the aggregate is far more serious on farm lands than on forest lands, and that the loss of our surface soils is one of cataclysmic proportions. The national character of the problem, and the close connection between farm-soil conservation and river control are particularly stressed, calling for an attack by engineers, foresters and farmers under united leadership.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Senior Silviculturist, Lake States Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minn.

Publication date: January 1, 1933

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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