Conservation Training

Digging In: Getting Down & Dirty into Soil Management & Remediation Techniques

March 27, 2024

9:00 am – 11:15 am
Location: Online

This is class 5 of 6. Conserving and building self-sustaining soils form the foundation of ecosystem restoration. Learn how a good understanding of existing site and soil conditions informs choosing best approaches to protecting intact soil ecosystems and repairing disturbed soils. Long-standing best practices as well as practices rooted in recent groundbreaking research will be covered. Working around existing native vegetation, especially trees, to protect roots, proper use of soil amendments, erosion control, and mulch will be reviewed.

Understanding soils – what they are, how they function, how they degrade, and how to steward them back to health – empowers restoration professionals to design and implement more resilient and self-sustaining ecosystem restoration projects. This series of classes will build from the ground up a holistic knowledge of soils that will enable students to understand how and when to choose soil stewardship techniques and most importantly why they work based on soil science.