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2010 Annual Report CTA

2010 Annual Report - Conservation Technical Assistance

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) Program provides technical assistance supported by science-based technology and tools to help people conserve, maintain, and improve natural resources on their land.

The CTA program provides the technical capability, including conservation planning, design, and implementation assistance, that helps people plan and apply conservation on the land.

This assistance is provided to individuals, groups, and communities who make natural resource management decisions on private, tribal, and other non-federal lands. NRCS, through the CTA Program, provides conservation technical assistance to address state and national natural resource conservation issues.

Highlights - 2010

  • 487,506 acres of conservation plans written
  • 106,740 acres of cropland with conservation applied to improve soil quality
  • 206,700 acres of land with conservation applied to improve water quality
  • 136 Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP) written
  • 123 CNMPs applied
  • 46,460 acres of land with conservation applied to improve irrigation efficiency
  • 70,661 acres of grazing and forest land with conservation applied to protect and improve the resource base
  • 40,416 acres of non-federal land with conservation applied to improve fish and wildlife habitat quality
  • 801 acres of wetlands created, restored or enhanced
  • 27,309 acres of forestland with conservation applied to protect and improve vegetative condition

Conservation Practices Installed

Conservation Practice Practices
Installed

Amount
Installed

Brush Management

131

3,668 acres

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan - Written

141

141 plans

Conservation Cover

48

527 acres

Conservation Crop Rotation

941

63,879 acres

Drainage Water Management

69

5,120 acres

Fence

37

55,312 feet

Field Border

20

54 acres

Filter Strip

42

153 acres

Firebreak

19

94,889 feet

Forage and Biomass Planting

17

414 acres

Forage Harvest Management

379

8,966 acres

Forest Stand Improvement

152

11,084 acres

Heavy Use Area Protection

41

218 acres

Integrated Pest Management

2296

88,448 acres

Irrigation Land Leveling

94

4,400 acres

Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface

11

512 acres

Irrigation Water Conveyance, Pipeline, High-Pressure, Underground, Plastic

21

70,098 feet

Irrigation Water Management

659

41,929 acres

Nutrient Management

2766

94,859 acres

Prescribed Burning

34

1,767 acres

Prescribed Grazing

809

22,099 acres

Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till

23

1,611 acres

Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed

83

5,435 acres

Residue Management, Mulch Till

55

2,170 acres

Residue Management, No-Till/Strip Till

57

2,545 acres

Residue Management, Seasonal

332

23,342 acres

Riparian Forest Buffer

20

554 acres

Structure for Water Control

18

25 structures

Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

625

28,743 acres

Waste Utilization

885

19,393 acres

Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

90

5,992 acres

Data from NRCS Integrated Data for Enterprise Analysis Report