Soils ‘policy’ is determined by a wide variety of organisation, not limited to national and devolved governments and the various enforcement agencies. Land management is also driven by research and recommendations by NGOs, farming groups, businesses and scientists – calls to action which aim to influence government policy and farmer behaviour and the role of numerous organisation in-between.
The following is a collection of the most authoritative and influential, categorised according to the organisation responsible.
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Some of the most significant impacts on soils occur as a result of construction activity, yet it appears there is a lack of awareness and understanding within the industry.
Leaving the EU provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform agriculture… so as better to promote health and harmony.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Lowland raised bogs are peatland ecosystems which develop primarily where drainage may be impeded; waterlogging provides anaerobic conditions which leads to an accumulation of peat, (elevating) the bog surface to form a gently-curving dome.
We need a combination of different actions to tackle agricultural diffuse pollution of water effectively.
Natural Capital Committee
How to ensure England’s ‘natural wealth’ is managed efficiently and sustainably.
A healthy natural environment is the foundation of sustained economic growth, prospering communities and personal wellbeing.
Along with air and water, soil is one of the building blocks of life. Yet it is so much a part of everyday life that there’s a danger of taking it for granted.