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Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)

USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) is a multi-agency effort led by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to quantify the effects of conservation practices across the nation’s working lands.

About the Conservation Effects Assessment Project

Through CEAP, USDA quantifies and reports on trends in conservation practices, and associated outcomes, over time. CEAP findings are used to guide conservation program development and support conservationists, agricultural producers, and partners in choosing the most effective conservation actions and making informed management decisions backed by data and science.

CEAP assessments are carried out at national, regional, and watershed scales for conservation efforts related to croplands, grazing lands, wetlands, and wildlife.


Conservation Effects Assessment Project Assessments

CEAP provides assessments and associated conservation outcomes insights for multiple land uses and conservation goals. These assessments empower a diversity of customers to evaluate conservation successes, identify potential improvements, and set targeted, measurable goals for the future.

You may access CEAP assessments for the following areas of focus. Click on each for additional information.


Additional Resources


Contacts

Name Position Phone Number Email
Evelyn Steglich
Acting Modeling Team Lead and Croplands Lead, Conservation Effects Assessment Project
Loretta J. Metz
Grazing Lands Lead, Conservation Effects Assessment Project
Joe Prenger
Wetlands Lead, Conservation Effects Assessment Project
Charlie Rewa
Wildlife Lead, Conservation Effects Assessment Project
Lisa Duriancik
Watersheds Lead, Conservation Effects Assessment Project