The most effective soil erosion reduction methods include the use of diversions and terraces, mulch, and surface cover; however, the most sustainable method of preventing soil erosion is by using the land responsibly acc... More »

To prevent soil erosion, cover and protect all soil with plants or mulch. For large slopes, install a retaining wall to keep soil in place. More »

Soil erosion solutions include increasing ground cover, mulching, preventing tillage and building structures. The type of solution depends on the area in which the erosion occurs. More »

Desertification can be slowed or stopped by protecting the native plants in the area, slowing or stopping land use that leads to erosion, and careful use of land for grazing rather than farming. Desertification is most f... More »

To prevent soil erosion, cover and protect all soil with plants or mulch. For large slopes, install a retaining wall to keep soil in place. More »

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. More »

Erosion is a process that causes the soil surface to wear out; geological erosion is caused naturally by water, wind or gravity, and accelerated erosion is caused by human use of land. Geologists estimate that 70 percent... More »