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Soil Conservation Council of Canada launches new Web site

Indian Head, Sask., July 21, 2004:

Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) has revamped their Web site to offer Canadians insightful information on soil and nutrient management.

Keeping agricultural producers informed of conservation issues and practices is the goal of the new site, says Doug McKell, executive director of SCCC. He adds recent climatic events such as drought, have encouraged producers to take a closer look at the issues around soil conservation.

"Farmers across Canada recognize the need for sustainability in the industry," says McKell. "They have an interest in learning how to adapt their farming practices to the new realities of soil conservation. Never before has society been more interested in sustainable food production and soil management has a key, and often undervalued role in this."

The new SCCC site, anchored at, provides key news and information on soil conservation, newsletters, factsheets and links to provincial and international soil conservation groups. Regular updates on events and meetings from SCCC will also be posted.

A large section of the site is also devoted to the federal Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Program for Canadian Agriculture (GHGMP). The GHGMP funds a broad range of demonstration and communications projects across the country to generate awareness of the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Soil and nutrient management project reports from all regions of Canada will be available on the site along with feature reports focusing on broader issues in soil and nutrient management.

"Each region in Canada will outline the activities taking place in their province," says McKell. "The projects will provide Canadians with valuable information on how everyone can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through better soil and nutrient management practices."

Soil Conservation Council of Canada has set a goal to be the face and voice of soil conservation in Canada. For more information on the organization or its activities, visit the Web site,

For more information, contact:

Doug McKell, P.Ag.
Executive Director, SCCC
Ph.: (306) 695-4212