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regenerated soils

Regenerated Soils

Improving soil health and function on all US farm and range land.

Through policy priorities 1, 5, 6

  1. Reversed soil loss/erosion:
    Transition from ~4.6 tons per acre average loss to net
    gain/regeneration.
  2. Reversed desertification:
    Bare ground re-covered on rangelands and covered with cover
    crops on all farmland.
  3. Restored soil function:
    Increased water holding capacity, soil fertility, and nutrient density
    of the food produced.
  4. Resilience to flood, drought and fire risks:
    Rebuilt “soil sponge” by increasing water
    infiltration rates, holding capacity and moisture; increased local rainfall; and prolonged vegetative growth.
  5. Replenished clean water sources & rain making:
    Increased water absorption, allowing
    aquifers, springs, and rivers, and whole watersheds to be revived; increased plant cover to provide more respiration, cooling, and cloud seeding/localized rain.
  6. Reduced water pollution & dead zones:
    Reduced fertilizer, runoff, and water
    contamination that impacts fish, bird, and insect populations.
  7. Restored biodiversity:
    Farm and rangelands/grasslands as net contributors to habitat
    creation instead of loss, leading to the reintroduction/reappearance of species.
  8. Reversed global warming:
    Drawdown of millions of tons of CO2 into soil and biomass,
    reduced nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer reductions, increased cooling through more land covered with living plants, reduced food waste and methane emissions.
    a. Soil carbon gains/sequestration from net loss to net gains (.01 – .4% SOM

    annually, depending on context).
  9. Regenerative management (mindsets):
    Agricultural decision making framework is based
    on the six principles of regenerative agriculture and/or utilizing TEK (traditional Ecological Knowledge) contexts.
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