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Environmental Markets at NRCS

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.

Data and Reports

Equity in Conservation Outreach Projects 2023

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.

Tech Tools

Explore New Mexico in the Interactive Map

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.

Data and Reports

Farm Bill Factsheet

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.

Tech Tools

FIRI - Version 1.2

Field Irrigation Rating Index approximates or quantifies approximate water conservation through changes made to irrigation systems or through management.