Ch. 1. Introduction / Ted L. Napier, Silvana M. Napier and Jiri Tvrdon -- Ch. 2. Soil Conservation Policies and Sustainable Land Management: A Global Overview / Hans Hurni -- Ch. 3. What Are the Alternatives to Improve Landscape Quality and Biodiversity? / Maurizio G. Paoletti -- Ch. 4. The Role of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Development and Implementation of Soil and Water Conservation Policies in the United States / Paul W. Johnson -- Ch. 5. Conservation Policy in the United States: Is There a Better Way? / Thomas A. Weber and Gary A. Margheim -- Ch. 6. Implementation of Conservation Title Provisions at the State Level / Daniel Conrad -- Ch. 7. The Role of Private and Professional Organizations in the Development of Soil and Water Conservation Policy / Max Schnepf -- Ch. 8. Soil and Water Conservation Policy Within the United States / Ted L. Napier and Silvana M. Napier -- Ch. 9. Future Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs Within the United States / Ted L. Napier and Silvana M. Napier -- Ch. 10. Policy Lessons from a Quasi-Regulatory Conservation Program / J. Dixon Esseks, Steven E. Kraft and Douglas M. Ihrke -- Ch. 11. Is U.S. Soil Conservation Policy a Sustainable Development? / Dana L. Hoag, Jennie S. Hughes-Popp and Paul C. Huszar -- Ch. 12. Reducing Wind Erosion Damages and the Conservation Reserve Program / Jennie S. Hughes-Popp, Paul C. Huszar and Dana L. Hoag -- Ch. 13. United States' New Pesticide Law: Implications for Soil and Water Conservation / Andrew P. Manale -- Ch. 14. Soil Conservation Policy in Canada: Adrift or in a State of Evolution? / David R. Cressman, Scott N. Duff and Paul H. Brubacher / [and others] -- Ch. 15. A Critical Assessment of the Ontario Land Stewardship Program / D. Peter Stonehouse -- Ch. 16. The Permanent Cover Program: Is Twice Enough? / Jill S. Vaisey, Ted W. Weins and Robert J. Wettlaufer -- Ch. 17. Evolving Perspectives, Policies, and Recommendations on Soil Erosion in the United Kingdom / Michael A. Fullen -- Ch. 18. Landscape and Nature Conservation Policies in Denmark / Alex Dubgaard -- Ch. 19. The CAP Reform and Danish Agriculture: An Integrated Environmental and Economic Analysis / Jesper S. Schou -- Ch. 20. Rationality Is in the Eye of the Actor / Paul Vedeld and Erling Krogh -- Ch. 21. Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Germany / Peter Weingarten and Klaus Frohberg -- Ch. 22. Soil and Water Conservation in the Former East Germany / Monika Frielinghaus and Hans-Rudolf Bork -- Ch. 23. Landscape Protection and Economic Interests / Rita Kindler -- Ch. 24. Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Austria / A. Klik and O.W. Baumer -- Ch. 25. Agricultural Pollution Abatement in Poland / Andrzej Sapek and Barbara Sapek -- Ch. 26. Lithuanian Karst Area Management Plan: An Innovative Risk-Based Approach to Rural Water Quality Issues / Walter E. Foster and Vilija Budvytiene -- Ch. 27. Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Yugoslavia / Stanimir C. Kostadinov, Miodrag D. Zlatic and Nenad S. Rankovic -- Ch. 28. The Need for Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Central Europe / Jon Hron -- Ch. 29. Soil and Water Conservation Policies in the Czech Republic / F. Dolezal, M. Janecek and J. Lhotsky / [et al.] -- Ch. 30. Some Possibilities of Impact Modeling of Soil and Water Conservation Policies Upon Economic Development in the Czech Republic / Jiri Tvrdon -- Ch. 31. Private Farmers and Contemporary Conservation Subsidy Programs in the Czech Republic / Miloslav Lapka, J. Sanford Rikoon and Eva Cudlinova -- Ch. 32. Soil Conservation Policies in Australia: Successes, Failures, and Requirements for Ecologically Sustainable Policy / Ian D. Hannam -- Ch. 33. Landcare Policies and Programs in Australia / John R. Bradsen -- Ch. 34. Successful Soil and Landscape Conservation in Australia / John Cary -- Ch. 35. Down the Track from Rio: Lessons from the Australian Landcare Program / Sarah Ewing -- Ch. 36. Water Allocation Policy in Australia / David Farrier -- Ch. 37. Policies to Promote Sustainable Land Management in New Zealand / Wayne Bettjeman -- Ch. 38. Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures: A Synthesis / Ted L. Napier, Silvana M. Napier and Jiri Tvrdon. "Based on proceedings of an international conference held in Prague, this book debates the strengths and weaknesses of soil and water conservation initiatives implemented in North America, Europe, and Australia. Soil and water conservation policies in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, and other countries are examined through the eyes of technical and soil scientists."--Jacket.