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National Resource Inventory

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Each year the National Resources Inventory (NRI) is conducted as part of a series of inventories conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRI provides information on the status, condition, and trends of land, soil, water, and related resources on the nation's non-Federal land. The NRI provides nationally consistent data starting back in 1982 and continues to this day. Data for the most recent NRIs were collected for more than 2,000 locations in New Jersey by NRCS field personnel, resources inventory specialists, and remote sensing data collectors. The NRI was scientifically designed and conducted and is based on recognized statistical sampling methods. NRI data are statistically reliable for national and regional analyses.

As the key to interpreting the state of America's land, NRI information will be used to formulate effective public policies, to fashion agricultural and natural resources legislation, to develop state and national conservation programs, and to allocate USDA financial and technical assistance in addressing natural resource concerns.


National NRI Web Page – including summary reports, explanation of the NRI process, and more:

Some national and regional NRI data is available upon request. E-mail State Soil Scientist, Edwin Muñiz  732-537-6062 for specific information.


Last Update May 11, 2021