Soil science involves the in-depth study of soil as an environmental reserve, including the study of soil formation, physical, biological, chemical and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils. It also includes the classification and mapping of soil properties. Soil scientists are interested in exploring and understanding the nature of earth’s water and land resources. Soil science students learn to identify, interpret, and manage soils for forestry, agriculture, rangeland, urban uses, ecosystems, mining and reclamation in a way that is environmentally conscious.