October 23, 2017

Environmental Management Glossary

Environmental Management Glossary (4th Edition)
Edited by Debra A. Happe
282 pages, softbound
ISBN 0-9769432-2-0


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List of acronyms

Conversion tables

Area of plane figures

Glossary of environmental science terms

The Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Soil and Water Conservation Glossary was first published in 1952 under the direction of Arnold J. Baur. It has been revised, expanded, and reprinted as the Resource Conservation Glossary in 1970, 1976, and 1982. This fourth edition sees a name change to Environmental Management Glossary, which reflects the expansion of the soil and water conservation field of study.


This edition represents an increase in the number of entries and technologies represented. It includes over 4,000 terms commonly used in over 50 technologies. This glossary is for the practitioner, student, and layman. While most professionals and researchers have specialized glossaries, this glossary will be useful to them as they encounter interdisciplinary activity. The technologies represented in this edition, include agronomy, air resources, anthropology, acquaculture, biology (fish and wildlife), cartography, conservation, conservation education, conservation computer science, ecology, economics, engineering, environmental management, erosion and sedimentation, fertilizers, forestry, geography, geology, horticulture, hydrology, irrigation, land use planning, mining, outdoor recreation, plant materials, range science, remote sensing, salinity control, soils, tillage, urban planning, water resources, waste management, and weather modification.


This edition of the Environmental Management Glossary was prepared with the help of interns Lisa D’Amico, Kala King, and Kari Sampson, and Suzi Case, administrative assistant at the Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Suggested Citation

Happe, D.A., ed. 2006. Environmental Management Glossary, 4th edition. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society.

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