Wind and water erosion can severely damage farmers’ and ranchers’ most important resource: the soil. Erosion can happen gradually over many years or catastrophically in a single flood event, but in either case, there are many steps farmers can take to prevent soil loss.

The five soil health principles are also erosion-prevention principles that can be adapted to any operation. Find practical ATTRA resources here to help prevent soil erosion and build soil health.  

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