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Protecting Ecosystems and Soil

weathering the process by which rocks are broken down into smaller pieces
erosion the process by which wind and moving water carry away bits of rock and other material
humus top soil containing rotting plants and animal materials
fertile soil that has the nutrients to grow many plants
texture the property of soil that can be observed by the sense of touch
soil conservation the saving of soil
contour plowing plowing around a hill to reduce erosion
strip cropping the practice of planting one or more crops between rows of other crops to control erosion
terracing a farming method used on steep hillside to control erosion
ecosystem a community of living organisms and their interrelated physical and chemical environment
succession a gradual change of an existing ecosystem into another ecosystem
reclamation the repairing of some of the damage done to an ecosystem
conservation the careful management and responsible use of natural resources
preservation the protection of an area
Created by: chaldeman