NRI-CEAP Survey of Farming and Conservation Practices in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
NRCS is partnering with USDA-NASS to obtain revised NRI-CEAP survey data in order to develop an updated assessment of the environmental effects of conservation programs and practices implemented within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. NASS is conducting a survey of approximately 1,500 farmers within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed from November 2011 through February 2012. This survey will provide farm-field level land management and conservation practice data for cropland fields associated with selected NRI sample sites throughout the region. The NRI-CEAP survey data will provide needed input into existing physical process models which assess water quality, soil quality, and associated resource concerns and document the environmental effects of conservation practices implemented within the watershed.
The farmer questionnaire, NRCS questionnaire, and respondent booklet are available online.
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