Colorado Springs: 1935. 25pp. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Lower corner of front wrap torn away; rough but short closed tear from top edge at gutter. Light tanning and dust soiling; minor offsetting. Good plus. Item #1308
The third issue of this scarce and short-lived periodical for the Colorado division of the Soil Conservation Service, published in November 1935. The Soil Conservation Service was formed in 1935 after the passage of the Soil Conservation Act, part of the legislative response to the Dust Bowl, and, rather unsurprisingly, much of the content here focuses on the prevention of soil loss. In the present issue are articles on such topics as the encouragement of erosion control, instructions for Eastern Colorado farmers on how to temper soil blowing, an illustrated article on dropseed grasses, a proposal for establishing general guidelines and ready action plans to treat soil damage, several updates on ongoing projects in Colorado, and much more. Actually quite scarce, we locate copies of any issue only at the National Agriculture Library.