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1819. Elliott, L.F. (ed.). 1987. STEEP - Conservation concepts and accomplishments.. Washington State Univ. Publ., 662pp..
A compilation of 48 papers covering: tillage and plant maagement; erosion and runoff predictions; plant design; pest management; socio-economic; integrated systems; technology transfer for cropping systems; 22 technical notes. T: many

4546. Moore, W.B. and S.F. Miller. 1987. Off-site economic impacts of soil erosion. p. 633-641.. IN: L.F. Elliott (ed.). STEEP - Conservation Concepts and Accomplishments. WSU Publications..
Per ton off-site costs for erosion are estimated at $2.81 - $5.43. On-site costs are estimated at $1.27 - $3.04 per ton. This results in an estimated total erosion cost range of $4.08 - $8.47 per ton of soil or $48.96 - $101.64 per acre with a 12 T/ac erosion rate. Off-site impacts are to: reservoir capacity/navigation; road systems; municipal/industrial water; hydroelectric power; fishery habitat; flood damage/flood control. Estimated costs would be higher if impacts to recreation, irrigation and effects of fertilizer/pesticide residues were included. T: Potential off-site erosion impacts. Economic estimates of off-site erosion impacts study.

4931. Oldenstadt, D.L., R.E. Allen, G.W. Bruehl, D.A. Dillman, and E.L. Michalson. 1982. Solutions to Environmental and Economic Problems (STEEP). Science, 217(3):904-909.
Describes one model for organizing and mobilizing scientific resources to address the highly complex and costly problem of soil erosion in the PNW. With a USDA grant to the Agr. Expt. Sta.'s in WA, OR and ID, plus supplementary state and federal funds, STEEP awards intermediate-term grants (15yr) for research in 5 areas: tillage and plant management, plant design, erosion and run-off predictions, pest management, and socioeconomics of erosion control. Most projects require collaboration across disciplines, and, sometimes, a╚ross state boundaries. Results (after 6 yrs) indicate STEEP model might be applicable to other regions and problems.

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