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National Resources Inventory

field of lettuceThe 2007 National Resources Inventory (NRI) is the latest in a series of inventories conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly the Soil Conservation Service. It provides updated information on the status, condition, and trends of land, soil, water, and related resources on the nation's non-Federal land. The 2007 NRI provides nationally consistent data for the 25-year period 1982-2007. The summary report compares 2007 data with data from 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2002.

Data for the 2007 NRI 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.


Some national and regional NRI data is available upon request. E-mail ShayMaria Silvestri or phone 732-537-6065 for specific information.


Last Update September 23, 2010