Soils to Sponges: How healthy soils alleviate drought and flooding

Healthy soils provide numerous ecosystem services in addition to helping drawdown carbon from the atmosphere. This Union of Concerned Scientist report titled Turning Soils into Sponges: How Farmers Can Fight Floods and Droughts (2017), focuses on healthy soils’ capacity to increase resilience to drought and decrease flooding.

Floods and droughts are an increasingly costly problem for farmers, ranchers, taxpayers, and downstream communities. But farmers can fight back by adopting practices that build healthier, more sponge-like soils. And smart policies can help them do it.

Click here to read the report.

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