NRCS - NJ provides the state's farmers, ranchers and forestland owners with the knowledge and tools they need to conserve, maintain and restore the natural resources on their lands and improve the health of their operations for the future.
A conservation plan identifies the customer’s conservation objectives and assesses and analyzes the natural resources issues on that customer’s land related to soil, water, animals, plants, air, energy, and human interaction.
Conservation Practice Cost Benefit
Conservation Concerns Tool
Learn about different types of conservation issues that might impact the productivity or natural resources on your farm, ranch, or forest by exploring the topics below. You can also build a list of concerns to discuss with a local USDA conservation specialist.
Energy Estimator Tool
NRCS has developed four energy tools designed to increase energy awareness in agriculture and to help farmers and ranchers identify where they can reduce their energy costs. The results generated by these tools are estimates based on NRCS models and are illustrative of the magnitude of savings. Please contact your local NRCS office for additional assistance.
Nutrient Management is the management of nutrients and soil amendments to maximize their economic benefit while minimizing their environmental impact.
Implementing a SMART Nutrient Management Plan can help you save on fertilizer costs.
Since 1985, Earth Team volunteers have provided a valued source of talent to NRCS. These dedicated volunteers work with conservation professionals on private lands to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat. Learn how you can volunteer with the Earth Team: New Jersey Earth Team.