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NRCS Economics Handbooks

General Resource Planning

Tool Name Source
CP52 Economics Documentation Guide Handbook Hal Gordon, WNTSC
CP52 Economics Documentation Guide Presentation Hal Gordon, WNTSC
Practices to Address Each Resource Concern
ResourceConcernPracticesNationalCPPE031710.xlsm (XLSX 1.95 KB)
Hal Gordon, WNTSC
On-Farm Economics of Alternative Agriculture Madalene Ransom
Communicating the Economic Benefits of Conservation
2005 National SWCS poster
John Long, ME
Field Office Fund Mgnt workbook (XLS 93.0 KB) Ted Kuntz, OK
Financial Feasibility and Scheduling Conservation Practice Installation
FinancialFeasiblityInformationSheet.pdf, (PDF, 14KB)
June Moss, MI
Kansas Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program (PPT, 3.6MB) Paul Gallagher
CPA-52 Louisiana Economic and Social Considerations, Training Materials Bill Waits, LA
Conservation Plan Review Checklist Hal Gordon, OR
Economic Effects of Conservation Practices Hal Gordon, OR
Economic Documentation Guides Hal Gordon, OR
FOTG Conservation Practice Physical Effects Hal Gordon, OR
CPPE - National 2009 Hal Gordon, OR
EPIC, Environmental Policy Integrated Climate Model NRCS
FOTG Guidesheet Development Tool, GS2001-4 Jeff Repp, OR
RMS Guidesheet Users Manual, Jeff Repp, OR
IMPLAN Regional Input/Output Modeling with 20 NRCS examples David Buland
Understanding Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value David Buland
Market-based Approaches to Conservation Douglas Lawrence
NRCS Photo Gallery NRCS
Prioritization Worksheet, (XLS, 44KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
OR RAPID WATERSHED ASSESSMENT MATRIX TOOL Hal Gordon, OR
CPPE and Rapid Watershed Assessment Tool, (XLS, 1.42MB) June Moss, MI
Rapid Watershed Assessment Lessons Learned (PPT, 1.78MB) Jan.Surface
2009 RMS Planning Tool -Identify resource problems
and recommend practices - National CPPE, (XLS, 4.75 MB)
2008 RMS Planning Tool (XLS 4.66MB)
2006 RMS Planning Tool (XLS  980 KB)
Hal Gordon, WNTSC
SWAT, Soil and Water Assessment Tool NRCS
Vehicle Costs Estimator, (XLS, 17KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC

 General Economic Planning

Link Tool Name Source
Amortization Card (XLS, 20.5 KB) Amortization Table NRCS
AvAnnCalculatorMR (XLS, 37.0 KB) Average Annual Varying Costs or Benefits Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
AvAnDamgeHG (XLS, 18.0 KB) Average Annual Damage Estimates Hal Gordon, OR
CPPESDDV (XLS, 125 KB) FOTG Conservation Practice Economic Effects Douglas C Vik, SD
CostEstimator2002BH (XLS, 240 KB) Conservation Practice Cost Estimator Bill Hughes, AL
Dollars and Sense in Conservation 1951 California Agricultural Experiment Circular Flo Swartz
EroplanHT (XLS, 254 KB) Incremental Analysis of Conservation Practices Howard Thomas, UT
Farm Machinery Management Farm Machinery Management and Building Rental William F. Lazarus, MN
Good-Retirement.xlsm (XLS, 20KG) Retirement Income based on TSP and Retirement Income Denis Feichtinger, ID
InterpolationHG. (XLS, 19.5 KB) Interpolation Between Known Points Hal Gordon, OR
InterestAnnuityDF (XLS, 89.5 KB) Interest and Annuity Spreadsheet DavidFaulkner, VA
Interest & AnnuityTable1DV (XLS, 42.5 KB) Interest and Annuity Spreadsheet Douglas C Vik, SD
Interest&AnnuityTable2DV (XLS, 71.5 KB) Interest and Annuity Spreadsheet Douglas C Vik, SD
MachCostHG (XLS, 123 KB) Farm Machinery Cost Estimates Hal Gordon, OR
ME Intro to Econ I Introduction (PPT, 1.22 MB)
ME Intro to Econ II Analysis Types (PPT, 531 KB)
ME Intro to Econ III NRCS tools (PPT, 2.71 MB)
One day Intro-Economics/Conservation Training Course John Long, ME
MoneyFactorsHG (XLS, 41.0 KB) Most Commonly Used Time Value Equations Hal Gordon, OR
NRCS InterestAnnunityTables (XLS, 32.5 KB) Annuity Table NRCS
OR_O&Mhg (XLS, 30.0 KB) Oregon Operation and Maintenance Cost Factors Hal Gordon OR
pvcstben (XLS, 37KB) Present Values - Benefits and Costs Denis Feichtinger, ID
RetirementTSPHG (XLS, 35.5 KB) Retirement Income, Time Value of Money Hal Gordon, OR
PrincipleInterestHG (XLS, 104 KB) Amortization Table with Interest and Principle Hal Gordon, OR
Tools to Evaluate Economics (2009), (PPT, 2.2MB) Tools to Evaluate Economics (2009), (PPT, 2.2MB) Hal Gordon, OR
VehicleCostHG (XLS, 17.0 KB) Cost Estimate for Automobiles/Trucks Hal Gordon, OR
CARE Cost and Return Estimates for Crop Budgets NRCS
CTools Community Conservation Toolbox NRCS
Older Models (ZIP, 738 KB) Old DOS Models (ICE, Lotus Spreadsheets) NRCS
Interest, Annuities & Amoritization (XLS, 135 KB) Interest and Annuity Spreadsheets and Programs NRCS
NRCS Cost and Price Data NRCS Cost Lists David Buland, TX
Alabama CSP Cost Tool (XLS, 182 KB) Cost Estimating Program for the CSP program Bill Hughes, AL
Example FOTG Section III Quality Criteria
Economic Training Recommendations for Conservation Planners (DOC, 26.5 KB)
NRCS Economic Proficiency Model for Conservation Planners (DOC, 61.5 KB)

Crop/Hay

Link Tool Name Source
CREP Participation Worksheet CREP Participation Worksheet, calculation of practices and costs and payment incomes with signature sheets. David Faulkner, VA
CRP Worksheet CRP Worksheet,  calculation of practices and costs and payment incomes with signature sheets. David Faulkner, VA
ECP Worksheet ECP Worksheet, calculation of practices and costs and payment incomes with signature sheets. David Faulkner, VA
Economics MT-10 Soil Carbon Sequestration Opportunities for Montana Producers (PDF, 51KB) Gerald M. Schaefer
Applying Biosolids (PDF, 60.4 KB) Applying Biosolids: Issues for Virginia Agriculture David Faulkner, VA
CP33 Economics (PDF, 16KB)

Buffer Economics (PDF, 16KB)
 CP33 Economic Decision Support Tool - Soybeans (XLS, 600KB)
 CP33 Economic Decision Support Tool - Corn (XLS, 600KB)

Philip Barbour
 Buffer$ (XLS, 6 MB) Buffer$: A Conservation Buffer Economic Tool Gary Bentrup. NAC

2007 Plant Management Network

Estimating Economic Impact of Conservation Field Borders on Farm Revenue

Ed Hackett
CropRotationAnalyHG (XLS, 55.0 KB) Crop Rotation Analysis Hal Gordon, OR
DirectSeedBudgetHG (XLS, 202 KB) Direct Seeding/No-Till Cost Estimates Hal Gordon, OR
FarmDoc, Farm Management Tools  Farm Management Tools University of Illinois
Energy Estimator: Nitrogen This NRCS energy consumption tool enables you to calculate the cost of nitrogen product use on your farm or ranch. NRCS agronomists have developed these cost estimates based on nitrogen fertilizer management methods for the predominant crops in your state. Stefanie Aschmann
Energy Estimator: Tillage The tool estimates diesel fuel use and costs in the production of key crops in your area and compares potential energy savings between conventional tillage and alternative tillage systems. The Energy Estimator gives you an idea of the magnitude of diesel fuel savings under different levels of tillage. Stefanie Aschmann
Farm Machinery Management Farm Machinery Management and Building Rental William F. Lazarus, MN
Farm Machinery Cost Estimates, (XLS, 134KB) Farm Machinery Cost Estimates, (XLS, 134KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
GullyEconomicsHG (XLS, 31.0 KB) Economic Damage Estimate from Gully Formation Hal Gordon, WNTSC
Fertilizer Calculator (XLS, 46.5 KB) Fertilizer Blend Calculator Bill Hughes, AL
FuelUseEstimates (XLS, 33KB) Fuel Use Per Acre, Simple Estimator Hal Gordon, OR
GrassSeedFertHG (XLS, 32 KB) Economics of Grass Seed Fertilization Hal Gordon, OR
Irrigation Energy Cost Estimator The Energy Estimator for Irrigation tool enables you to estimate potential energy savings associated with pumping water for irrigation. NRCS technical specialists developed this model to integrate general technical information farm-specific crops, energy prices, and pumping requirement. Stefanie Aschmann
Economics Technical Note No. MT-9, (PDF, 44KB) Energy Conservation on Irrigated Land in Eastern Montana Gerald M. Schaefer
TN.190.NM.6 : Nutrient Management - 6 (PDF, 122KB) Nitrogen Efficiency and Management John Davis
Irrigation Energy Cost Estimator The Energy Estimator for Irrigation tool enables you to estimate potential energy savings associated with pumping water for irrigation. NRCS technical specialists developed this model to integrate general technical information farm-specific crops, energy prices, and pumping requirement. Stefanie Aschmann

Energy

Link Tool Name Source
Anaerobic Digestion, Economics ManureNet, A Canadian Website Dedicated to Manure Management Leah Duzy, MN
Tools To Calculate
Digester Economics
Bill Lazarus, MN
Animal Housing Energy Estimator The Energy Estimator for Animal Housing tool is designed to enable you to estimate potential energy savings associated with swine, poultry or dairy cows housing operations on your farm or ranch. This tool evaluates major energy costs in lighting, ventilation and heating costs for swine and poultry. It evaluates major energy costs with lighting air circulation, milk cooling, water heating and milk harvesting costs for typical dairy. Stefanie Aschmann
BioenergyCropProdCostFor SwitchgrassBFPMC1-07, (XLS, 46KB) Bioenergy Crop Production Costs for Switchgrass Flo Swartz, NY
BioenergyCropProdCost ForWillowBFPMC1-07, (XLS, 45KB) Bioenergy Crop Production Costs for Willows Flo Swartz, NY
Biomass for Bioenergy, Biofuels and Bioproducts http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/naturalresources/DD7279.html Flo Swartz & June Moss
Energy Estimator: Nitrogen This NRCS energy consumption tool enables you to calculate the cost of nitrogen product use on your farm or ranch. NRCS agronomists have developed these cost estimates based on nitrogen fertilizer management methods for the predominant crops in your state. Stefanie Aschmann
Energy Estimator: Tillage The tool estimates diesel fuel use and costs in the production of key crops in your area and compares potential energy savings between conventional tillage and alternative tillage systems. The Energy Estimator gives you an idea of the magnitude of diesel fuel savings under different levels of tillage. Stefanie Aschmann
Irrigation Energy Cost Estimator The Energy Estimator for Irrigation tool enables you to estimate potential energy savings associated with pumping water for irrigation. NRCS technical specialists developed this model to integrate general technical information farm-specific crops, energy prices, and pumping requirement. Stefanie Aschmann
TN.210.BIME.1 :
Biomass Energy Technical Note No. 1
AN ANALYSIS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION COSTS FROM MANURE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION SYSTEMS ON U.S. LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Kelsi S. Bracmort

Economics Technical Note No. MT-9, (PDF, 42KB) Energy Conservation on Irrigated Land in Eastern Montana Gerald M. Schaefer
HydroPowerValueHG (XLS, 19.0 KB) Value of an additional cfs of water for Hydro Power Generation Hal Gordon, OR
Economics MT-10, (PDF, 51KB) Soil Carbon Sequestration Opportunities for Montana Producers (PDF, 51KB) Gerald M. Schaefer
TN.190.RP.1, (PDF, 890 KB)
PROFITABLE GRAZING-BASED DAIRY SYSTEMS
James B. Cropper

Forest

Link Tool Name Source
The Economics of Culvert Replacement: Fish Passage in Eastern Maine (DOC, 70KB) The Economics of Culvert Replacement: Fish Passage in Eastern Maine (DOC, 70KB) John Long
BioenergyCropProdCostForSwitchgrass BFPMC1-07, (XLS, 46KB) Bioenergy Crop Production Costs for Switchgrass Flo Swartz, NY
BioenergyCropProdCostForWillow BFPMC1-07, (XLS, 46KB) Bioenergy Crop Production Costs for Willows Flo Swartz, NY
Biomass for Bioenergy, Biofuels and Bioproducts Biomass for Bioenergy, Biofuels and Bioproducts Flo Swartz, NY
Buffer$ (XLS, 6 MB) Buffer$: A Conservation Buffer Economic Tool Gary Bentrup. NAC
Conservation Buffers Conservation Buffers: Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors, and Greenways Bruce Wight
EconSurvivalHandPlantedBuffers.pdf (PDF, 2.75 MB) Economics and Survival of Hand Planted Riparian Forest Buffers John Long, ME
Forest and Windbreaks Forest and Windbreak Economic Tools NRCS
The Economics of Timber Stand Management
 
Forestry Economic Analysis Lauren Cartwright, MO
Economics of Converting Existing Forestland to Pasture
 
Forestry Economic Analysis Lauren Cartwright, MO
ForestryEconomicsJF (XLS, 305 KB) Forestry Economic Analysis James Featherston, TX
ForestPlanningBH (XLS, 172 KB) Forestry Planning and Cost Estimate Bill Hughes, AL
HybridPoplarHG (XLS, 22.5 KB) Rotation Budget for Hybrid Popular for Pulp Fiber Hal Gordon, OR
Missouri NRCS Economics Tool 2 (XLS, 2mb) The Economics of Converting Cropland or Grassland to Forestland(XLS, 2mb) Lauren Cartwright
Qsilver.zip (ZIP, 141 KB) Forest Economic Analysis NRCS
NevadaBureauRevegtationCost.pdf (PDF, 117 KB) Nevada Bureau Revegtation Cost Model Larry Edmonds
NRCS Texas Forestry Economics Budgets (XLS, 100KB)) Texas Forestry Budgets for clearing, thinning, and replanting James Featherston
Economics MT-10 Soil Carbon Sequestration Opportunities for Montana Producers (PDF, 51KB) Gerald M. Schaefer
USDA Forest Service Ecosystem Services US FS Ecosystem Services Website USDA FS

Headquarters

Link Tool Name Source
Animal Waste Economics, (XLS, 166KB) Animal Waste Production Computation, (XLS, 166KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
TN.210.BIME.1 :
Biomass Energy Technical Note No. 1
AN ANALYSIS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION COSTS FROM MANURE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION SYSTEMS ON U.S. LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Kelsi S. Bracmort

Tools To Calculate Digester Economics Bill Lazarus
Anaerobic Digestion, Economics ManureNet, A Canadian Website Dedicated to Manure Management Leah Duzy, MN
Animal Housing Energy Estimator The Energy Estimator for Animal Housing tool is designed to enable you to estimate potential energy savings associated with swine, poultry or dairy cows housing operations on your farm or ranch. This tool evaluates major energy costs in lighting, ventilation and heating costs for swine and poultry. It evaluates major energy costs with lighting air circulation, milk cooling, water heating and milk harvesting costs for typical dairy. Stefanie Aschmann
AnimalWasteBH (XLS, 78.5 KB) Animal Waste Economic Analysis Bill Hughes, AL
AnimalWasteEconHG (XLS, 140 KB) AWM Costs (rent, lagoon, tank, compost, biogas) Hal Gordon, OR
Calfback Economics of back-grounding calves in a feedlot, on pasture, or a both. Hal Gordon, OR
DairyCowsLE (XLS, 15.6 KB) Dairy Cow Cost Analysis Larry Edmonds WA
DairyDraglineLE (XLS, 743 KB) Dairy Waste Management Analysis Larry Edmonds, WA
DairyHeifersLE (XLS, 20.5 KB) Dairy Heifer Cost Analysis Larry Edmonds, WA
DairyBudgetLE (XLS, 147 KB) Dairy Cow Budget Larry Edmonds, WA
DairyBudgetBH (XLS, 44.5 KB) Dairy Cost Analysis Bill Hughes, AL
Dairy Profitability , (PDF, 280KB) Dairy Farmer Profitability Using Intensive Rotational Stocking David Buland
FLORIDA Dairy / Beef, (DOC, 174KB) Livestock Shade Structures - Costs and Benefits Jessica Bertine, FL
Feedlot Economics of placing calves into the feedlot. Hal Gordon, OR
Grassfat Economics for pasturing yearlings. Hal Gordon, OR
Farm Machinery Cost Estimates, (XLS, 134KB) Farm Machinery Cost Estimates, (XLS, 134KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
FeedCostCompareBH (XLS, 74.0 KB) Livestock Feed Cost Analysis Bill Hughes, AL
ManureHG (XLS, 26.5 KB) Economic Value of Manure Hal Gordon,, OR
ManureNet Canada ManureNet Canada David Buland
NutrientValueBH (XLS, 46.0 KB) Animal Waste Nutrient Value Analysis Bill Hughes, AL
Organic Livestock Production Organic Livestock Production Leah Duzy, MN
PigNutrientsLE (XLS, 18.0 KB) Pig Waste Nutrient Analysis Larry Edmonds, WA
 Poultry Litter Manure Transfer Incentives Poultry Litter Manure Transfer Incentives Larry Poindexter, OK
TN.190.RP.1, (PDF, 890 KB)
PROFITABLE GRAZING-BASED DAIRY SYSTEMS  
James B. Cropper
NRCS Texas Stocker Cattle Budgets NRCS Texas Stocker Cattle Budgets James Featherston
NRCS Texas Cow Calf Budgets NRCS Texas Cow Calf Budgets James Featherston
Vehicle Costs Estimator, (XLS, 17KB) Vehicle Costs Estimator, (XLS, 17KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC

Irrigation

Link Tool Name Source
Economics Technical Note No. MT-9 Energy Conservation on Irrigated Land in Eastern Montana Gerald M. Schaefer
HydroPowerValueHG (XLS, 18.0 KB) Value of an additional cfs of water for Hydro Power Generation, (XLS, 18KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
IrrigationSummaryHG (XLS, 69.5 KB) Irrigation System - Cost Analysis Hal Gordon, OR
Irrigation Guide Colorado High Plains Irrigation Practices Guide Julie Miller, CO
BigGunBR (XLS, 11.4 KB) Costs for Big Gun Irrigation System Bob Remer, MT
CenterPivotBR (XLS, 12.3 KB) Costs for Center Pivot Irrigation System Bob Remer, MT
DripIrrBR (XLS, 12.7 KB) Costs for Drip Irrigation System Bob Remer, MT
GatedPipeBR (XLS, 12.5 KB) Costs for Gated Pipe Irrigation System Bob Remer, MT
Irrigation Energy Cost Estimator The Energy Estimator for Irrigation tool enables you to estimate potential energy savings associated with pumping water for irrigation. NRCS technical specialists developed this model to integrate general technical information farm-specific crops, energy prices, and pumping requirement. Stefanie Aschmann
PipecostGC (XLS, 95.0 KB) Cost Estimate of Pipeline Projects Greg Card, OR
WaterCostLE (XLS, 14.5 KB) Estimating the Cost of Irrigation Water Bill Hughes, AL
WheelLineDieBR (XLS, 12.6 KB) Costs for Wheel Line (Diesel) Irrigation System Bob Remer, MT
WheelLineElecBR (XLS, 12.6 KB) Costs for Wheel Line (Electric) Irrigation System Bob Remer, MT
PipeCost2008HG (XLS, 140  KB) Irrigation Pipe Cost Estimator Hal Gordon, OR

Range/Pasture

Link Tool Name Source
Animal Waste Economics, (XLS, 166KB) Animal Waste Production Computation, (XLS, 166KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
CP33 Economics (PDF, 16KB)

Buffer Economics (PDF, 16KB)
 CP33 Economic Decision Support Tool - Soybeans (XLS, 600KB)
 CP33 Economic Decision Support Tool - Corn (XLS, 600KB)

Philip Barbour
Calfback Economics of back-grounding calves in a feedlot, on pasture, or a both. Hal Gordon, OR
CowCalfBudgetBH (XLS, 63.5 KB) Cow/Calf Ranch Budget Bill Hughes, AL
CowCalfBudgetHG (XLS, 145 KB) Cow/Calf Ranch Budget Hal Gordon, OR
CowCalfJF (XLS, 295 KB) Cow/Calf Ranch Budget JamesFeatherston, TX
Dairy Profitability Dairy Farmer Profitability Using Intensive Rotational Stocking David Buland
The Economics of Grazing, (PPT, 646KB) The Economics of Grazing Leah Duzy, ARS
Endophyte Infected Fescue The Economics of Replacing Endophyte Infected Fescue with Novel Endophyte Fescue on Cow-Calf and Beef Stocker Operations Lauren Cartwright, MO
Feedlot Economics of placing calves into the feedlot. Hal Gordon, OR
FenceHG (XLS, 36.0 KB) Cost Estimate of Wire or Electric Fence Hal Gordon, OR
FLORIDA Dairy / Beef Livestock Shade Structures - Costs and Benefits Jessica Bertine, FL
Grassfat Economics for pasturing yearlings. Hal Gordon, OR
GrazeEconHG05 (XLS, 128 KB) Grazing Economics Analysis Hal Gordon, OR
GrazingEvaluation (XLS, 94KB) Grazing Improvement Evaluation Denis Feichtinger, ID
ManureNet Canada ManureNet Canada David Buland
Economics of Improved Grazing Management
Economics of Improved Grazing Management
 
Economics of Improved Grazing Management
 
Lauren Cartwright, MO
Economics of Converting Existing Forestland to Pasture Economics of Converting Existing Forestland to Pasture Lauren Cartwright, MO
Missouri NRCS Economics Tool, (XLS, 1.2MB)
Missouri NRCS Economics Fact Sheet, (DOC, 590KB)
The Economics of Renovating Pasture for Cow Calf and Beef Stocker Operations Lauren Cartwright, MO
Organic Livestock Production Organic Livestock Production Leah Duzy
PastureFertHG.xs (XLS, 68.5 KB) Pasture Fertilization, Max Profit Hal Gordon, OR
PasturePlantingDF (XLS, 60.5 KB) Pasture Planting Cost Estimate David Faulkner, VA
 Poultry Litter Manure Transfer Incentives (DOC, 77KB) Poultry Litter Manure Transfer Incentives Larry Poindexter, OK
TN.190.RP.1, (PDF, 890KB)
PROFITABLE GRAZING-BASED DAIRY SYSTEMS
James B. Cropper
RanchBudgetCalcJG (XLS, 30.0 KB) Ranch Budget Spreadsheet Jon Gustafson, CA
RangeBreak-EvenHG (XLS, 33.0 KB) Break-Even Forage Yield & AUM Value Hal Gordon, OR
RangeCalTK (XLS, 171 KB) Range Planting Cost Estimate  
StockerBudgetHG (XLS, 28.0 KB) Buy and Sell Steers Economic Analysis Hal Gordon, OR
StockerCattleJF (XLS, 74.0 KB) Stocker Ranch Budget JamesFeatherston, TX
Fence Calculator (XLS, 67.0 KB) Fence Design and Cost Calculator Bill Hughes, AL
Rangecal02 (XLS, 171 KB) Seed Mix and Cost Calculator NRCS
WaterDevelopGrazeDV (XLS, 80.0 KB) Water Development Costs on Grazed Lands Douglas C. Vik, SD
WasteCalendarCalculator (XLS, 134 KB) Waste Application Calendar and Calculator Bill Hughes, AL
WasteCalendarCalculator(Example) (XLS, 135 KB)   Bill Hughes, AL

Recreation

Link Tool Name Source
The Economics of Culvert Replacement: Fish Passage in Eastern Maine (DOC, 70KB) The Economics of Culvert Replacement: Fish Passage in Eastern Maine (DOC, 70KB) John Long
RecreationDamagesHG (XLS, 19.5 KB) Recreation Value Loss from Erosion/Sedimentation Hal Gordon, OR
P&G Recreation Index Sheet (XLS, 18.5 KB) Calculate the updated points for the unit day values NRCS
The Economic Value of Iowa’s Natural Resources (PDF, 2.4MB) The Economic Value of Iowa’s Natural Resources Alan Lauver
Recreation Evaluation of the Multiple Purpose Reservoir for East Locus Creek Watershed, MO, (PDF, 177KB) Potential Impacts of a Northern Missouri Reservoir Lauren Cartwright, MO
Iowa IMPLAN Economic Impacts of Reservoir Project (DOC, 35.0 KB)
West Tarkio Creek Watershed Plan | Iowa NRCS
Potential Impacts of an Iowa Reservoir Alan Lauver, Iowa
New Comparison Study of 1200 Recreational Studies by the Forest Service that has US and Regional Average User Day Values by type of activity (XLS, 1.47 MB).  Updated Outdoor Recreation Use Values on National Forests and Other Public Lands documentation (PDF) USFS
Contingent Valuation and Recreation Value Studies
CECW-CP  USACE Economics Guidance Memorandum, 06-03, Unit Day Values for Recreation, FY2006 (PDF, 440KB)
1980-1996 Participation in Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Watching (PDF, 2.7MB)

Urban

Link Tool Name Source
NRCS Flood Damage Assessment Models    
HAZUS®MH MR3 Flood Model Technical Manual HAZUS®MH MR3 Flood Model Technical Manual FEMA
ECON2 Estimating Cropland Flood Damages NRCS
FloodDamagesHG2005 (XLS, 177 KB) Flood damage program Hal Gordon, OR
FloodDamagesHG (XLS, 352 KB) Estimating Flood Depth/Damage in Structures Hal Gordon, OR
URB1 Estimating Urban Flood Damages NRCS
FloodEcon Estimating Urban Flood Damages NRCS

Wildlife

Link Tool Name Source

The Economics of Culvert Replacement: Fish Passage in Eastern Maine (DOC, 70KB)

The Economics of Culvert Replacement: Fish Passage in Eastern Maine (DOC, 70KB) John Long

2007 Plant Management Network

Estimating Economic Impact of Conservation Field Borders on Farm Revenue

Ed Hackett
CP33 Economics (PDF, 16KB)

Buffer Economics (PDF, 16KB)
 CP33 Economic Decision Support Tool - Soybeans (XLS, 600KB)
 CP33 Economic Decision Support Tool - Corn (XLS, 600KB)

Philip Barbour
FishDamagesHG (XLS, 20.5 KB) Fish Value Loss from Erosion/Sedimentation Hal Gordon, OR
SalmonEconTablesMR (XLS, 76.0 KB) Estimating Economic Impact of Salmon Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
SalmonEconTextMR (XLS, 509 KB) Instructions for Estimating the Impact of Salmon Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
Contingent Valuation and Recreation Value Studies

 

 

 

 

Watershed Protection

Link

Tool Name

Source

EWPEvaluationHG (XLS, 77.0 KB)

Emergency Watershed Program, Example

Hal Gordon, WNTSC

ECON2

Estimating Agricultural Flood Damages

NRCS

FireRORGTablesMR (XLS, 210 KB)

Fire Fuel Load Rate of Return Generator

Madalene Ransom, ENTSC

FireRORGTextMG (XLS, 758 KB)

Instructions for Fire Fuel Load RORG

Madalene Ransom, ENTSC

Fire Safety

Decision Support for Homeowners and Fire Ecosystems, Benefits and Costs

Madalene Ransom, ENTSC

Flood Damage Assessment

Flood Damage Analysis Tools, including HEC-FDA, URB1, Econ2, Plans of Work for Watersheds

Madalene Ransom, ENTSC

HAZUS®MH MR3 Flood Model Technical Manual

HAZUS®MH MR3 Flood Model Technical Manual

FEMA

Kansas Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program (PPT, 3.6MB)

Kansas Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program (PPT, 3.6MB)

Paul Gallagher

PL-566 Benefits in Kansas (PPT, 2MB)

PL-566 Benefits in Kansas

Paul Gallagher, KS

Project Planning Chart and POW, (XLS, 26KB)

Project Planning Chart and POW, (XLS, 26KB)

Hal Gordon, WNTSC

MI Rapid Watershed Assessment Tool, (XLS, 1.42MB)

CPPE and Rapid Watershed Assessment Tool, (XLS, 1.42MB)

June Moss, MI

Rapid Watershed Assessment Lessons Learned (PPT, 1.78MB)

Rapid Watershed Assessment Lessons Learned (PPT, 1.78MB)

Jan.Surface

Search for the Elusive 35%; A Sponsor Dilemma (DOC, 83KB)

Search for the Elusive 35%; A Sponsor Dilemma (PPT, 5MB)

James Featherston

 

Examples of NRCS Economic Analysis

Link Tool Name Source
EWPEvaluationHG (XLS, 77.0 KB) Emergency Watershed Program, Example Hal Gordon, WNTSC
ECON2 Estimating Agricultural Flood Damages NRCS
FireRORGTablesMR (XLS, 210 KB) Fire Fuel Load Rate of Return Generator Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
FireRORGTextMG (XLS, 758 KB) Instructions for Fire Fuel Load RORG Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
Fire Safety Decision Support for Homeowners and Fire Ecosystems, Benefits and Costs Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
Flood Damage Assessment Flood Damage Analysis Tools, including HEC-FDA, URB1, Econ2, Plans of Work for Watersheds Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
HAZUS®MH MR3 Flood Model Technical Manual HAZUS®MH MR3 Flood Model Technical Manual FEMA
Kansas Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program (PPT, 3.6MB) Kansas Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program (PPT, 3.6MB) Paul Gallagher
PL-566 Benefits in Kansas (PPT, 2MB) PL-566 Benefits in Kansas Paul Gallagher, KS
Project Planning Chart and POW, (XLS, 26KB) Project Planning Chart and POW, (XLS, 26KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
MI Rapid Watershed Assessment Tool, (XLS, 1.42MB) CPPE and Rapid Watershed Assessment Tool, (XLS, 1.42MB) June Moss, MI
Rapid Watershed Assessment Lessons Learned (PPT, 1.78MB) Rapid Watershed Assessment Lessons Learned (PPT, 1.78MB) Jan.Surface
Search for the Elusive 35%; A Sponsor Dilemma (DOC, 83KB) Search for the Elusive 35%; A Sponsor Dilemma (PPT, 5MB) James Featherston

Other Economic Tools Developed by Non-NRCS Economists


Link Tool Name Source
Animal Waste Economics, (XLS, 166KB) Animal Waste Production Computation, (XLS, 166KB) Hal Gordon, WNTSC
TN.190.NM.6 : Nutrient Management - 6 Nitrogen Efficiency and Management John Davis
TN.210.BIME.1 :
Biomass Energy Technical Note No. 1
AN ANALYSIS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION COSTS FROM MANURE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION SYSTEMS ON U.S. LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Kelsi S. Bracmort

Economics Technical Note No. MT-9 Energy Conservation on Irrigated Land in Eastern Montana Gerald M. Schaefer
TN.190.RP.1, (PDF, 890 KB)
PROFITABLE GRAZING-BASED DAIRY SYSTEMS
James B. Cropper
CP33 Economics (PDF, 16KB)

Buffer Economics (PDF, 16KB)
 CP33 Economic Decision Support Tool - Soybeans (XLS, 600KB)
 CP33 Economic Decision Support Tool - Corn (XLS, 600KB)

Philip Barbour
CED Conservation Effects for Decision Makers Examples NRCS
CREPParticipationDF (XLS, 300 KB) CREP Participation/Contract Support David Faulkner, VA
ECPParticipationDF (XLS, 62.0 KB) Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) Participation/Contract Support David Faulkner VA
EQAccountTablesMR (XLS, 763 KB) Template for Calculating the EQ Account Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
EQAccountDocMR (DOC, 31.5 KB) Instructions for Using EQ Template Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
EQIPParticipationDF (XLS, 96.5 KB) EQIP Participation/Contract Support David Faulkner, VA
FIPApplicationTK (XLS, 151 KB) FIP Application, Oklahoma Ted Kuntz, OK
NEDCostBenefitMR (XLS, 182 KB) Template for Calculating the NED Account Madalene Ransom, ENTSC
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