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Air Quality

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service helps private landowners conserve our natural resources, and air. To learn more about how NRCS addresses air quality and atmospheric change issues on the farm and ranch, please visit the NRCS Air Quality webpage.

NRCS Air Quality Initiative
Conservation Planning

This initiative provides eligible landowners and producers with financial and technical assistance to implement cost effective and innovative practices to improve air quality in Colorado through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers through contracts up to a maximum term of ten years in length.

National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT)

NAQSAT logoDeveloped for livestock producers, their advisors, and conservation planners, this tool identifies and qualifies several mitigation strategies for reducing emissions of ammonia, methane, volatile organic compounds, hydrogen sulfide, particulates, odors, and nitrous oxide from livestock and poultry operations. The NAQSAT is not intended to provide emissions data or regulatory guidance, but does provide a report of priority areas where improvements can be made. 

CarbOn Management Evaluation Tool (COMET)

CO2 DiagramThe CarbOn Management Evaluation Tool (COMET) is an online management tool that provides a simple and reliable method for estimating changes in soil carbon sequestration, fuel, and fertilizer use resulting from changes in land management.