Conservation Activity Plans (CAPs)

Caribbean Area NRCS announces the availability of Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) assistance for FY2014 EQIP. The deadline for application for a CAP is January 17, 2014.

For more detail on CAPs, please visit or contact José Castro, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, at 787-766-5206 x.117.

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

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.
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.
122 Agricultural Energy Management Plan – Headquarters An agricultural energy management plan – headquarters (AgEMP) is 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 opportunities.
124 Agricultural Energy Management Plan – Landscape A landscape energy plan is a detailed report/audit documenting the energy consuming components and practices of the current operation’s on-farm field energy consumption involved in the cropland, pasture/hayland, range, and woodland activities with recommended strategies to conserve energy resources.
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.