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Conservation Activity Plans (CAPs)

Caribbean Area NRCS announces the availability of Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) assistance for FY 2015 EQIP. The deadline for application for a CAP is November 21, 2015.

The following is a detailed list of the type of CAP assistance available in the Caribbean Area for FY 2015:

Practice Code Conservation Activity Plan Name General Description
102 Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan A comprehensive nutrient management plan (CNMP) is a conservation plan for an animal feeding operation (AFO) that documents how nutrients and contaminants will be managed in the production and land treatment areas of the farm to protect animal & human health, and the environment.
104 Nutrient Management Plan Nutrient management plans are documents that record of how nutrients will be managed for plant production and to address the environmental concerns related to the offsite movement of nutrients from agricultural fields.
106 Forest Management Plan A forest management plan is a site specific plan developed for a client, which addresses one or more resource concerns on land where forestry-related conservation activities or practices will be planned and applied.
108 Feed Management Plan A feed management plan is a farm-specific documented plan developed for a client who addresses manipulation and control of the quantity and quality of available nutrients, feedstuffs, and/or additives fed to livestock and poultry.
110 Grazing Management Plan A grazing management plan is a site-specific plan, developed with a client to address one or more resource concerns on land where grazing related activities or practices will be applied.
112 Prescribed Burning Plan A prescribed burning plan is a site-specific plan developed with a client that addresses one or more resource concerns on land through the use of fire.    
114 Integrated Pest Management Integrated pest management (IPM) is an ecosystem-based strategy that is a sustainable approach to manage pests using a combination of techniques such as chemical tools biological control, habitat manipulation, and modification of cultural practices and use of resistant varieties.
118 Irrigation Water Management Plan The objective of irrigation water management (IWM) is to control the volume, frequency, and rate of water for efficient irrigation. Measurements of soil moisture, plant water use, and climate provide feedback to decide when to irrigate, and how much water to apply.
128 Agricultural Energy Management Plan The objective of an Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP) is a detailed documentation and inventory of the energy consuming activities and components of the current agricultural operation. The plan will document a typical prior year of on-farm energy consumption, and the strategy by which the producer will explore and prioritize their on-farm energy conservation concerns, objectives, and opportunities.
130 Drainage Water Management Plan The objective of drainage water management (DWM) is to control soil water table elevations and the timing of water discharges from subsurface or surface agricultural drainage systems, allowing the opportunity for crop use of the subsurface water and nutrients.
138 Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition A “Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition” is a conservation activity plan documenting decisions by producers/growers 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 & Wildlife Habitat Plan A fish and wildlife habitat plan is a site-specific plan developed with a client who is ready to plan and implement conservation activities or practices with consideration for fish and wildlife habitat.
146 Pollinator Habitat Plan A pollinator habitat enhancement plan is 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 pollinators.
154 IPM Herbicide Resistant Weed Conservation Plan Integrated pest management herbicide resistance weed conservation plan is a plan with emphasis on modifying herbicide use for suppressing weeds on cropland.

More Information:

Contact:

José Castro, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, at 787-766-5206 x117.