Conservation Practice Physical Effects | NRCS Economics
We recently updated our Conservation Practices Physical Effects matrix for the Human-Economic resource and developed a planning tool. The attached excel spreadsheet describes the economic effects of each conservation practice. A qualitative statement describes the conservation practice's impact on Land, Labor, Capital and Risk. The program also gives a practice description, units, typical land use and a relative cost estimate.
This tool was developed per a field office request and also to help Oregon's technical team update/revise our CPPE matrix in Section V of the Field Office Technical Guide. The only information you need to run the program is the conservation practice code (type it into the little box).
For further information, please contact the developer, Hal Gordon, Economist, NRCS Oregon, (503) 414-3234.