A record of soil, water, forest, animal, bird and mineral conservation -- why it has become necessary and what is -- and should be- done about it. Traces the reasons for waste, new country rapid expansion, growth of agriculture and industry. Shows natural resource conservation as a means of saving the people. A sort of ""deserts-and-everything-else-on-the-march"" with an optimistic note on the future. Interesting, timely, and shows just cause for mounting expenses to save the resources while there is time.