How does soil affect the environment?
Advances in watersheds, natural resources, and environmental sciences have shown that soil is the foundation of basic ecosystem function. Soil filters our water, provide essential nutrients to our forests and crops, and helps regulate the Earth’s temperature as well as many of the important greenhouse gases.
Why is soil important for the environment?
Soils are the environment in which seeds grow. They provide heat, nutrients, and water that are available for use to nurture plants to maturity. These plants form together with other plants and organisms to create ecosystems.