Endemic, Rare, and Endangered Soils

  • James G. Bockheim
  • Alfred E. HarteminkEmail author
Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS)


Hole (1974) was a forerunner in recognizing the need to protect the “wild” soils surrounding our wild rivers. He identified “wild” soils as those which still function as integral parts of native ecosystems. He used the Pine-Popple Rivers basin in Florence County as an example of an area with wild soils. These soils were considered to be “wild” because of their importance in protecting riparian resources. Drohan and Farnham (2006) proposed that rare and threatened soils be recognized in the USA.


Soil Series Continental Drift Tension Zone Soil Order National Soil Survey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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