Excerpts from the report: No matter where you live—in city or country—if you have a separate house with its own plot of ground, you are a "land user" in your own right. As such, you are responsible for the care of your tract of land, whether you own it, lease it, or rent it. You have the opportunity and the need to practice soil and water conservation. This bulletin is about conservation for the small pieces of land that surround urban and suburban homes. In it you should find hints for coping with some of the soil and water problems of your own private holding.