Conservation Activity Plans 2012
2013 Conservation Activity Plans
Conservation Activity Plans (CAP) are specialized,
in-depth plans that address specific resources and can be used to improve
management. Many of the recommendations from the plans can be part of a
subsequent application for financial assistance through the Environmental
Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Alabama offers CAPs in:
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Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan
- a conservation plan for animal feeding operations.
Nutrient Management Plan
- document of record of how nutrients will be
managed for plant production and to address the environmental concerns with the
offsite movement of nutrients.
Forest Management Activity
Plan - site specific conservation plans prepared by a
professional forester. The plan identifies and describes in detail the
management actions and conservation practices that will help the landowner meet
their objectives, maintain production, meet regulatory requirements, and enhance
soil, water, air, plants, fish, and wildlife resources.
Grazing Management Plan – a site specific conservation plan
developed for a client which addresses one or more resource concerns on land
where grazing related activities or practices will be planned and applied.
Intergraded Pest Management Plan
- an ecosystem-based strategy that is a
sustainable approach to manage pests using a combination of techniques such as
chemical tools biological control, habitat manipulations, and modification of
cultural practices and use of resistant varieties.
Irrigation Water Management Plan
- to control the volume, frequency, and rate of water for efficient
Management Plan - Headquarters - a detailed documentation of energy
consuming components and practices of the current operation, the previous year's
on-farm energy consumption, and the strategy by which the producer will explore
and address their on-farm energy conservation concerns, objectives, and
Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Landscape
(AgEMP) - contains the strategy by
which the producer will explore and address his/her on-farm energy problems and
opportunities on the working land.
Water Management Plan - a Drainage Water Management (DWM) is to
control soil water table elevations and the timing of water discharges from
subsurface or surface agricultural drainage systems
conservation activity plan documenting decisions by producers who agree to
implement a system of conservation practices which assist the producer to
transition from conventional farming or ranching systems to an organic production system.
142 - Fish
and Wildlife Management Plan - a site specific plan developed for a
client who is ready to plan and implement decisions with consideration for fish
and wildlife habitat and other biological resources.
Habitat Enhancement Plan – a site-specific conservation plan
developed for a client that addresses the improvement, restoration, enhancement,
expansion of flower-rich habitat that supports native and/or managed
Contact your local
Service Center for further guidelines and
details of the program.
NRCS State Office contact Steve Musser, USDA–NRCS, Assistant State Conservationist for
Programs, phone: (334) 887-4503.