What Does Sustainable Land Management Look Like?
Sustainable land management practices vary according to the type of land and its current use. For example, priorities for crop land and irrigated farmland involve preventing soil erosion, using water more efficiently and preventing runoff from polluting nearby lakes and rivers. On the other hand, sustainable management of a ranch may involve avoiding overgrazing, managing invasive plant populations or preventing the encroaching of urban sprawl. Ultimately, sustainable land management is about using land in a way that meets our economic and food production needs, while ensuring a healthy, natural balance is maintained.