Soil erosion is caused by the following factors:
- Grazing: This is one of the common factors of soil erosion. The grazing animals eat the grasses and expose the top layer of the soil to wind, water and other physical agents.
- Construction: The construction activities churn up the soil and expose the soil to erosion. The forests are cleared exposing the soil to the agents responsible for erosion.
- Recreational activities: The vehicles disturb the landscape and develops bare spots where plants do not grow.