Technical guides are the primary scientific references for NRCS. They contain technical information about the conservation of soil, water, air, and related plant and animal resources.
Environmental markets are an approach that can be used to help landowners get conservation on the ground. While NRCS has substantial funding to dedicate to private lands conservation, environmental markets complement NRCS’s work by bringing private and other non-Federal investments to private lands.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invested $50 million in 118 partnerships to expand access to conservation assistance for climate-smart agriculture and forestry in fiscal year 2022.
USDA is investing up to $70 million in cooperative agreements to support outreach to underserved producers and communities about opportunities with NRCS for natural resource conservation, climate-smart agriculture and forestry.
The Interactive Map Conditions Interface allows users to display current and historical snow water equivalent, snow depth, precipitation, reservoir storage, and streamflow data collected by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other monitoring agencies.
NRCS works with partners to set aside a certain pool of funding for an awarded project. Producers, landowners, and partners then enter into producer contracts and supplemental agreements with NRCS to carry out agreed-to conservation activities.
Download the national conservation practice standard document and supporting documents for Feed Management (Au.) (592).
Download the national conservation practice standard document and supporting documents for Field Operations Emissions Reduction (Ac.) (376).
Download the national conservation practice standard document and supporting documents for Filter Strip (Ac.) (393).
Download the national conservation practice standard document and supporting documents for Firebreak (Ft.) (394).