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Guides and Instructions

Highly Erodible Land Determinations

The filing of Form AD-1026 "Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification" may prompt USDA to provide technical assistance to the program participant communicating whether the identified field is classified HEL. NRCS is responsible for making the determination.

Education and Teaching Materials

History of Wisconsin Soil Survey

The year 2006 marked the completion of the initial field mapping for the National Cooperative Soil Survey in Wisconsin. This publication recognizes the agencies and individuals who have invested time, funding, and manpower in the initial field mapping of the state over the last 100 years or so.

Guides and Instructions

How to Get a DUNS Number

If you are entering into a partnership agreement, a federal contract, or grant agreement with NRCS you will need a Federal Tax Identification Number — a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) —for the purposes of identification.

Guides and Instructions

Iowa Draft Standards and Technical Notes

Draft copies of Iowa Standards and Specifications are being placed on the Iowa NRCS Web Site as they are completed. Constructive comments are welcome.

Tech Tools

Iowa Engineering Forms

Iowa NRCS is dedicated to providing everything you may need from getting started to maintaining your operation. This page provides popular or frequently used forms. You can also check our Field Office Technical Guide to find what you need.

Data and Reports

Iowa Geologic Resources

This page has links to documents, maps and other graphics that are helpful in understanding the role of geology and geologic assessment in NRCS conservation planning and engineering. 

Guides and Instructions

Iowa NRCS Bulletins: Fiscal Year 2023

Bulletins are temporary direction that expire at the end of the fiscal year following the year they are issued; and to make announcements or one-time requests from the field. Bulletins cannot change, be deleted, added to, cancelled or transmit permanent directives.