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There are several ways to prevent erosion, including grassing waterways, conserving tillage, covering crops, managing pastures and fortifying stream and riverbanks. Some erosion control methods, such as fortifying embankments along waterways, take place at the source, w...


Trees, deep-rooted grasses and perennials are excellent plants to prevent soil erosion. Used individually or in conjunction they all address the two main sources of erosion: wind and rain.


Soil erosion can be prevented by adding a few plants or trees where the soil typically erodes, adding fencing gullies and removing wildlife that will eat the vegetation. The eroding of the soil occurs naturally whenever there is moving water or even exposure to the wind...


Erosion is a natural process in which rocks or soil are moved from one location to another by wind or water. Material may move through erosion for distances ranging from a few feet to thousands of miles. Erosion often is most noticeable along shorelines, but it occurs i...


Plantings, wood-fiber mats, mulch and retaining walls are all methods of soil erosion prevention. Erosion control is vital for maintaining topsoil that provides plants with important nutrients.


According to National Geographic, erosion occurs when the particles that have been broken down by weathering are carried away to other areas. Erosion can take place via wind, rain, plants and animals, moving water and even moving ice.


The three major types of erosion are the transporting of soil or rocks by moving water, wind or ice. Water is the primary force behind erosion. The waves of the ocean, movement of a river and falling of rain are all ways water transports materials from one location to a...