Federal conservation efforts were triggered by the dust storms of the 1920's and 1930's and the persistent efforts of Hugh Hammond Bennett. In 1935, the Soil Conservation Service, predecessor to today's Natural Resources Conservation Service, was established. For more, go to the NRCS History Page.
Updated: September 19, 2011
This site is a collaboration between the
NRCS East National Technology Support Center, NRCS National Soil Survey Center, ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment,
NCERA-59 Scientists, and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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