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Book: Soil Science Step-by-Step Field Analysis
Published by: Soil Science Society of America



  1.  p. 1-10
    Soil Science Step-by-Step Field Analysis

    Sally Logsdon, Dave Clay, Demie Moore and Teferi Tsegaye (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-856-8


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Principles of Site Evaluation

  1. David Lindbo,
  2. Randy Miles and
  3. DeAnn Presley
  1. North Carolina State University Soil Science Dep., P.O. Box 762 Raleigh, NC 27695-7619 (david_lindbo@ncsu.edu)
    University of Missouri 302 Anheuser-Busch Bldg. Columbia, MO 65211 (MilesR@missouri.edu)
    Kansas State University 2014 Throckmorton Plant Sci, Ctr. Manhattan, KS 66506-5504 (deann@ksu.edu)



Site evaluation is needed for virtually all projects related to land use planning or land management. We present a logical, sequential approach that can be applied to many land use plans or land management goals. The process is broken into three activities:

  • collection of preliminary materials

  • collection of field data

  • development of a final report

The professional needs a firm grasp of several things. The needs of the client must be clear. Any rules and regulations that are applicable must be known. Background information on best management practices, potential technological solutions relevant to the proposed use, and knowledge of how to perform field evaluations are essential. Finally, the professional needs to communicate the findings in terms the client and regulators can understand.

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