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Governing soil conservation : thirty years of the new decentralization

Author: Robert J Morgan
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : RFF Press, London : Earthscan [distributor] [2011] ©2011
Series: Resources for the Future library collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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And Comment3. STATES ADOPT THE STANDARD ACT; Popularity of the SCS Programs; Extension Services Oppose the Standard Act; Strategy Decisions for 1937; Action in the Midwest, 1937; Situation in the West, 1937; Summary and Comment; 4. FROM EROSION CONTROL TO SOIL CONSERVATION; A Limited Commitment to Districts; Effects of SCS-Extension Relations on Districts; SCS Program Expanded; Commitment to Expand Soil Conservation
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Morgan, Robert J.
Governing soil conservation
(OCoLC)664326472
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Morgan
ISBN: 9781135983505 113598350X 9781315063980 1315063980
OCLC Number: 869471893
Notes: Originally published in 1996 by the Johns Hopkins University Press for Resources for the Future.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 399 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; PREFACE; Table of Contents; List of Tables; ACP or ""Districts Program""?; List of Figures; 1. A CRUSADE FOR EROSION CONTROL; Erosion Control before 1933; The Soil Erosion Service Organized; Transfer to the Department of Agriculture; Enactment of Public Law 46; Summary and Comment; 2. THE SEARCH FOR ORGANIZATION; Department of Agriculture-State Extension Services; Report of the Secretary's Committee; National Land Use Planning; Soil Conservation Districts Conceived; Reasons for Recommending Districts. Proposals for ReorganizationPolitics and Organiization; Summary and Comment; 6. THE ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUE RESOLVED; PMA Rivals SCS; Brannan's Memorandum 1278; SCS Reorganized in 1953; Recent Divisions of Responsibility; Summary and Comment; 7. FROM PROGRAMS TO PROJECTS; The Missouri Basin Program; The Small Watershed Program; Amendments to Public Law 566; Conservation and Public Works; Summary and Comment; 8. FEDERAL-STATE-DISTRICT RELATIONS; Composition of State Soil Conservation Committees; SCS Relations with State Committees; Recruitment and Selection of Supervisors. SCS and Administhation of the DistrictsSummary and Comment; 9. STATE-DISTRICT RELATIONS; Financing Districts: Contributions and Assessments; Finakcing Districts: Appropriations and Earnings; District Expenditures; State Administrative Supervision of Districts; State Supervision of District Finances; District Program Supervision; Summary and Comment; 10. DISTRICT PROGRAM AND POLICY FUNCTIONS; District Agreements with the Department of Agriculture; Relations with Agencies and the Public; District Program and Work Plans; SCS Program Planning; The Independence of Districts; Summary and Comment. 11. THE DISTRICTS' PART IN THE AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMResponsibilities for Program Planning; Responsibilities for Program Administration; ACP: Extent and Distribution of Conservation Practices; Summary and Comment; 12. SOIL CONSERVATION OR MULTIPLE-PURPOSE DISTRICTS?; Trends in the Number and Size of Districts; Legal Impediments to Organizing Districts; District Boundaries: Watersheds or Counties?; Districts in the Small Watershed Program; Interagency Relations in the Districts; Summary and Comment; 13. RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT; Positive Accomplishments and the Job Ahead.
Series Title: Resources for the Future library collection.
Responsibility: Robert J. Morgan.

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