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FY 2022 RCPP Classic National Funding Opportunity

Through RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners to implement projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to the resource concerns they seek to address.

Data and Reports

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Information to support NRCS geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), mobile computers, and associated geospatial technologies.

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Guides and Instructions

Geomorphic Description System

This document provides a descriptive method and a technical guide for applying and understanding geomorphic and geologic concepts and terms for soil inventory.

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Data and Reports

Gridded National Soil Survey Geographic Database (gNATSGO)

The gridded National Soil Survey Geographic Database (gNATSGO) is a USDA-NRCS Soil & Plant Science Division (SPSD) composite database that provides complete coverage of the best available soils information for all areas of the United States and Island Territories. 

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Education and Teaching Materials

Guide to Pronouncing Taxonomic Terms

This guide presents a list of terms (in alphabetical order) that are used in Soil Taxonomy along with other terms used to describe soils. 

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Guides and Instructions

HEL 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 determinatio...