ERIC Number: ED063160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Soil and Water Conservation for a Better America. A Framework Plan.
Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Through this framework plan, the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) takes a look ahead to its soil and water conservation mission, a look at its direction and thrust in helping create a desirable America in the decades ahead. The plan attempts to define the nature of soil and water conservation efforts, to put them in perspective, and to present a systematic arrangement of SCS responsibilities. Utilizing a systems approach to long-range planning, the plan: (1) reflects the social and economic setting for soil and water conservation, (2) summarizes the Nation's needs for soil and water conservation, (3) outlines the basic objectives for a comprehensive conservation program, (4) shows how the objectives, benefits, effects, resource management systems, and program activities of SCS relate to one another, and (5) sets forth a hierarchy of goals, the future needs, and the institutional arrangements needed to attain the mission objectives and support the future direction of SCS. The framework for planning and programming, mission goals, and program activities for resource management systems are produced in chart form in the appendix. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.