Why We Do It

Soil Health

The Watershed Protection Committee of Racine County's ultimate goal is to improve the water quality in Racine County's watersheds through producer-led conservation practices. Water quality is directly related to the soil health of an area (USDA NRCS). 

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Maximize

Soil Cover

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Maximize

Biodiversity

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Minimize

Disturbance

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Provide Continuous Living Roots

4 Principles of Soil Health

Image adapted from CCSI, 2014

Soil Builders

Soil Protectors

BENEFITS

1.

Soil Aggregation

7.

Organic Matter Content

2.

Decrease runoff

8.

Increase infiltration

3.

Increase biological activity

9.

Carbon sequestration

4.

10.

Nitrogen and Phosphorous cycling

Increase soil structure

5.

Increase weed and pest resistance

11.

Promote beneficial fungi

6.

Improve water quality

12.

Increase infiltration