In order to prevent of lessen the impact humans have on soil erosion and its consequences, there are several things that can be done. One solution is water control, which suggests using run-off chutes to redirect the water away from sensitive areas. This would help to reduce the amount of water flowing over loose soil that would be easily impacted by erosion. As humans manipulate the Earth to fulfill our needs, we leave the soil and environment in a more weakened state than we found it in. If we were to utilize things like careful tilling (being easier on the soil when we would normally break it up), crop rotation (over-using the land leads to depleted nutrients and weaker soil, rotating crops would give it time to restore itself), and better structure in agriculture (utilizing structures like terraces would give plants and soil more support, and reduce the likelihood that soil would loosen and erode), we could lessen our impact. It is naive to believe that humans would stop doing something entirely solely to help the environment, but it would not be very difficult just to alter certain practices, in order to preserve our Earth.