Wilderness Words: Crust
Living soil crust (a.k.a. cryptobiotic soil) is a hardened layer of living organisms such as cyanobacteria, fungi, algae, and mosses as well as non-living soil. When hiking in areas with living soil crust, stick to trails and watch your step to avoid damaging this unique and important resource.
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