- Soil conservation is the protection of productive soil, or the addition of nutrients to soil that has been used up.
- An example of soil conservation is covering rich soil with mulch to avoid wind erosion.
- An example of soil conservation is adding compost to depleted soil.
the protection of fertile topsoil from erosion by wind and water and the replacement of nutrients in the soil, as by means of cover crops, terracing, contour farming, crop rotation, etc.
- Protection of the soil against sediment loss by erosion or fertility loss due to degradation.
- A combination of all soil management and land use methods that protect against degradation.
- The sub-discipline of soil science that deals with soil conservation (1) and (2).