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Published by National Park Service, Soil Conservation Service in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


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  • Soil conservation -- United States.,
  • National parks and reserves -- United States -- Planning.

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Statementa cooperative program between the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior and Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service., United States. Soil Conservation Service.
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Pagination1 folded sheet (8 p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14660103M

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