About the Studies
Small watershed case studies are being conducted to complement the national assessment. These studies will provide in-depth assessments of water quality and other benefits at a finer scale than is possible for the National Assessment. Presently there are three CEAP watershed categories:
The National Agricultural Library maintains a dynamic bibliography from 2003 to the present. These bibliographies produce automatically updating search results for articles and publications produced on findings from Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) supported studies. They include journal articles, reports and studies by CEAP scientists and researchers, fact sheets and the CEAP bibliographies.
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation — A Decade of USDA Agricultural Research Service Watershed-Scale Research to Assess Conservation Effects
The September/October 2014 issue of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation includes one special feature article and four research articles highlighting 10 years of work under the ARS CEAP Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies. The special CEAP section of this journal issue contains articles on multi-watershed research syntheses on several topics.
Soil and Water Conservation Society — NIFA-CEAP Watershed Synthesis Study
As part of the CEAP Watershed Assessments, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and NRCS jointly funded 13 projects to evaluate the effects of cropland and pastureland conservation practices on spatial and temporal trends in water quality at the watershed scale. The new book, fact sheets, and webcast are available, August 2012
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation — Special Issue on CEAP Competitive Grant Watershed Projects
The November/December 2010 issue (Volume 65, Number 6) of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, published by the Soil and Water Conservation Society, is a special issue dedicated to CEAP competitive grant watershed projects. Features include an overview of the original 13 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-sponsored watershed assessment studies by Dr. Deanna Osmond of North Carolina State University, principal investigator for one of the two synthesis studies on the NIFA watershed studies. The issue also includes 12 research papers detailing findings from individual NIFA watershed assessment studies.
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation — Special Issue on ARS Competitive Grant Watershed Projects
The November/December 2008 issue (Volume 63, Number 6) of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, published by the Soil and Water Conservation Society, is a special issue dedicated to CEAP. Features include a special status report on the first five years of CEAP and an article by NRCS, ARS, and NIFA leadership outlining a new direction for CEAP. The 316-page issue includes 22 research papers detailing ARS watershed assessment studies and model development, plus a summary of the ARS scientific results to date. Two NRCS CEAP Special Emphasis Watersheds and one NIFA CEAP Watershed are also highlighted. The front section of the journal includes 12 articles on conservation policy, practice, and technology transfer related to CEAP.
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Locate the Watersheds
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Lisa Duriancik, NRCS