• waterways
  • In natural catchments (watersheds) surface runoff entering waterways is a relatively rare event, occurring only a few times each year and generally after larger storm events. (wikipedia.org)
  • soil
  • It is used primarily for soil conservation, forage production, game cover, as an ornamental grass, in phytoremediation projects, fiber, electricity, heat production, for biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and more recently as a biomass crop for ethanol and butanol. (wikipedia.org)
  • In natural landscapes such as forests, the soil absorbs much of the stormwater and plants help hold stormwater close to where it falls. (wikipedia.org)
  • areas
  • The purpose of the RC&D program is to accelerate the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources, improve the general level of economic activity, and to enhance the environment and standard of living in designated RC&D areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 1872 the United States National Park System has grown from a single, public reservation called Yellowstone National Park to embrace over 450 natural, historical, recreational, and cultural areas throughout the United States, its territories, and island possessions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Slowly unspoiled nature and spectacular natural areas of the West became better known, the idea of saving such places became of interest. (wikipedia.org)
  • sections
  • The Scout Association of New Zealand has similar program sections as The Scout Association in the United Kingdom, although the names are slightly different: Beavers are called Keas, Venturers in place of Explorers, and Rovers in place of the Scout Network. (wikipedia.org)
  • provides
  • In addition to the Federal RC&D Coordinator, USDA also provides office space and appropriate basic support for program administration. (wikipedia.org)
  • This diversity, which presumably reflects evolution and adaptation to new environments as the species spread across the continent, provides a range of valuable traits for breeding programs. (wikipedia.org)