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Two New CEAP Bibliographies Available
Carey October 11, 2006
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
has published two more in a series of current literature surveys covering
agricultural conservation programs and the effectiveness of agricultural
The two new bibliographies, both
available on the Web, were
published by the National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of USDA's Agricultural Research
The first new bibliography is "Environmental Effects of Conservation
Practices on Grazing Lands," a guide to recent scientific literature covering
environmental effects of conservation practices on grazing lands. This
information is useful in designing policies and on-the-land conservation
systems that foster practical and environmentally sound grazing practices.
The second bibliography is "Wetlands in Agricultural Landscapes," a
guide to recent scientific literature covering environmental aspects of
wetlands in agricultural landscapes. The bibliography highlights research
findings in two main areas: (1) the effect of conservation practices and other
agricultural activities on wetlands, and (2) the environmental effects of
wetlands as conservation practices, including constructing and restoring
This bibliography will also facilitate the identification of knowledge
gaps regarding effects of conservation practices on ecosystem services provided
by wetlands in agricultural landscapes, and will help identify where research
The two new publications are in addition to four CEAP bibliographies
published by NAL in 2004 and made available on the Web. See story (http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2004/041006.2.htm)
Altogether, the six bibliographies contain more than 5,200 citations
with abstracts, where available, and with URLs when the documents are freely
The series of bibliographies has been prepared by the NAL's
Water Quality Information Center,
in support of the USDA Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP).
Through CEAP, USDA is studying the environmental benefits of conservation
practices implemented through various USDA conservation programs.
ARS is USDA's chief scientific research agency.