Soil Erosion: A Historical Perspective Webinar


Soil Erosion: A Historical Perspective

Soil Erosion: A Historical Perspective


Apr 26, 2016 2:00 pm US/Eastern

Length: 01:00   (hh:mm)

Pre-registration not required.


  • David R. Montgomery, Ph.D., Professor, Quaternary Research Center and Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Society for Range Management – 1 hour SRM Credit   [credits applied for]
  • American Forage and Grassland Council – 1 hour CFGP Credit
  • Certified Crop Advisors – 1 hour CCA – SW Credit
  • Conservation Planner – 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit
  • Society of American Foresters – 1 hour Category 1 Credit

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This webinar is scheduled for Apr 26, 2016 2:00 pm US/Eastern.

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Participants will gain an understanding of the impact soil erosion has had on civilization through time and what society needs to do to protect this precious resource.


Soil is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, and our cities. This presentation will reveal that we are running out of soil and, unlike civilizations in the past, there are no new regions to exploit. Dr. Montgomery will discuss the natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, and he will explore the idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth's soil. Participants will learn how soil has shaped us and how we have shaped soil—as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt.

This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Contact Holli Kuykendall, Ph.D., National Technology Specialist, for more information about this webinar.

Audio is Broadcast only | Live captions

NOTE: A “view” button will be available within one week of the live presentation date to access the on-demand recording of this webinar.

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