How can I prevent erosion and runoff in my yard?

Erosion – the displacement of soil from one place to the other – can happen on large properties and small. When soil from your yard runs into the street, it can block storm water systems. Erosion is unsightly at best and an environmental problem at worst. But you can do some simple things to protect … Continue reading How can I prevent erosion and runoff in my yard?

What are Alaska’s soils telling us?

Soils in Alaska are quite different from those in the lower 49 states. Discoveries there in the last few decades have even changed the way soil scientists are trained. And Alaskan soils are telling us a story about climate change. Soil scientists use soil cores to look at soil structure at various sites. In this … Continue reading What are Alaska’s soils telling us?