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The Value and Durability of Conservation Lands: Examining on-the-ground implementation and long term durability of Conservation Practices across the Western US
Event Name The Value and Durability of Conservation Lands: Examining on-the-ground implementation and long term durability of Conservation Practices across the Western US
Event Type Webinar
Location online
Host Conservation Reserve Program
Event Date(s) Jun 22, 2017
Event Time(s) 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Description The Conservation Reserve Program has for three decades provided valuable technical and monetary support to farmers across the nation to implement practices that are intended to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and groundwater recharge, and provide habitat for pollinators and wildlife, among other benefits. This webinar will provide a summary of a joint USDA/USGS monitoring and assessment project that examines the condition of currently enrolled and expired CRP lands. The project samples 3000 current and ex-CRP fields across the western US to evaluate the extent to which different conservation practices: 1) are being successfully implemented, 2) are providing the intended benefits to people and wildlife during the CRP contract period, and 3) are persisting and providing benefits after the contract periods are over. This presentation will highlight preliminary results from the 2016 field season, additional study components to be completed in 2017, and next steps in understanding why some practices may persist beyond contract periods and how we can integrate on-the-ground and remotely sensed data to provide additional CRP evaluation capabilities.
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