Soil Quality and Health

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization (N.C. State University Cooperative Extension)
Developing “win-win” alliances between animal producers and forest owners is an environmentally sound and economically viable way to use the valuable nutrients in animal manure as organic fertilizers to enhance production of marketable forest products.

After the Fire: Indirect Effects on the Forest Soil (Northern Rockies Fire)
Fire’s most significant indirect effects on soil are caused by the alteration of standing vegetation and the consumption of organic matter within and beneath the forest floor.

Soil Health (USDA NRCS)
Soil health, also referred to as soil quality, is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans.

Managing Soil Quality in Forests (on demand webinar, USDA NRCS)
The webinar provides an overview of forest soil management issues and an introduction to practices that limit or mitigate impacts.