State Healthy Soil Policy Map

The US State Soil Health Policy Map is a crowd-sourced policy tracker designed to support the growth of healthy soil and related policies by sharing frameworks and lessons learned. Click on a state and read below to learn more!

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As a collaborative and “living” site, this map is updated by volunteers as policy is conceived, created, and moves forward.  

Information on each state is maintained by a “State Curator” or group of curators who serve to keep the space information based, clean and functional. If you are interested in adding information to the resource list below, or to a state page, please email the state curator at <state> (ex:

In 2021, 31 states had Healthy Soils legislation on their dockets, with resolutions passing and bills becoming law in 14 states.  The total number of states with Healthy Soils resolutions and laws is now 20, with 10 of those in 2021 (4 of the 14 were in states that had passed resolutions or laws in previous years).

These 20 states include 47.5% of U.S. farm acreage (427,242,872 of 900,217,576 acres, based upon 2017 National Agricultural Statistics Service Agricultural Census), and 49.6% of U.S. state population (164,100,406 of 330,759,736 people, based upon 2020 Census).

Related Resources



A new website promises to help rebalance our climate — using dirt By Carbon180

“A new website is tracking soil health policy across the US, with the goal of supporting state healthy soil activities and helping enact state policy. Launched by volunteer organization Nerds for Earth and climate-focused nonprofit Soil4Climate, and with support from the Carbon Project, the site is built on crowdsourced data, with curators from each state serving to update and maintain it. With the stroke of a mouse, one can find healthy soil and agriculture policies broken down by each state, a legislative database for the 2019 session, and other related resources — policy guidance, technical guidance, agricultural markets, scientific papers, grant funding, and more.

The timing of this new resource couldn’t be better. As the conversation about climate change gains momentum, regenerative agriculture is moving into the mainstream.”


Soil4Climate Legislative Database

National Healthy Soils Policy Network

This project was produced by a collaboration of  Tufts University, Soil4Climate, Nerds for Earth, and The Carbon Project at People Food & Land Foundation. Initial Funding was provided by Jena King.


  1. Hey! I know this would involve a lot more work & research but it would be so awesome to see who voted for/against these measures!

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