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Natural Resources Assessment

NRCS documents the effects of conservation practices and systems so that better decisions can be made and risk is managed more effectively.  NRCS cooperates with other Federal and State agencies and conservation partners to collect and analyze natural resource data.

CEAP II Report on Conservation Practices on Cultivated Cropland

Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)

CEAP is a multi-agency effort to quantify the environmental effects of conservation practices and programs and develop the science base for managing the agricultural landscape for environmental quality.

Natural Resources Inventory

National Resources Inventory (NRI)

A statistical survey of land use and natural resource conditions and trends on U.S. non-Federal lands.

RCA Appraisal 2011

Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA)

The Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) provides USDA broad strategic assessment and planning authority for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of soil, water, and related natural resources.


Conservation Practices and Programs
Land Resources
Confined Livestock and Manure Nutrients
Conservation Outcomes

Additional Data Resources