The health of our streams, lakes, and wetlands depends heavily on the health of the soils upstream. But just what does “soil health” mean? Why is it so important? How did we lose it, and how do we get it back? This introduction to Soil Health is for anyone wondering why soil health is now the hottest thing since the yo yo.
Duane Hovorka is the Agriculture Program Director for the Izaak Walton League of America. As the League’s leader on agriculture issues, he will advocate for policies that conserve wetlands and other natural resources and promote sustainable agriculture. Duane has extensive experience in natural resource policy at the federal, state, and local levels.